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The Visitor Center is closed for the winter. We will be answering phone messages and emails during this time. We will re-open May 1st.

Quilt N Fabric Presents: Shop Hop!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Images of Acadia

ArtWaves Presents: Yoga Dance for Families

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Poetry Reading

A Climate to Thrive Presents: Resilient Tremont Community Supper
Cygnet Gellery Presents: Group Photography Exhibition

Island Arts Association's Memorial Day Weekend Fair

Island Arts Association's Memorial Day Weekend Fair

Island Arts Association's June Southwest Harbor Fair

Island Arts Association's June Southwest Harbor Fair
Hancock County Jail inmate completes high school equivalency

Mutual respect shapes new teacher contract

Cruise ships generate over $1 million despite cancellations

Sens. Collins, King bill would name Acadia Visitor Center in honor of George J. Mitchell

New vacation rentals registration plan floated
Welcome to New Chamber Member, MDI Mortgage Group, LLC!

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce the addition of three new co-owners!

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Edward Jones Investments!

Acadia National Park Announces: Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park close for spring thaw

The 2024 Camp CaPella Polar Dip & Frost Festival Is Ready for you!
Spring prescribed burns planned for Acadia National Park

Park Loop Road opens to motor vehicles on April 15

Acadia National Park announces $950,000 for ecosystem restoration and climate restoration projects

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The Quietside of Acadia

Mountains rising from the ocean, forests stretching to granite cliffs, lakes nestled in glacial valleys, crashing surf on a rocky shoreline. It is little wonder that nearly three million people come each year to Mt Desert Island (often just called "MDI") to enjoy Acadia National Park. So, how can an island that hosts millions of people have a quiet side?

MDI is roughly circular with a fjord, Somes Sound, through its center that nearly cuts it in two. Acadia covers just over half of MDI, about a third of the park is west of the sound.

Most tourists to the island head to Bar Harbor on the northeast coast, which is home to several large hotels and is a popular stop for cruise ships. Tremont and Southwest Harbor are the principal towns on the west side of MDI. First settled by fishermen, the towns retain their maritime heritage boasting healthy fishing fleets and myriad boat yards.

Although less traveled than the east side, the Quietside of Acadia offers plenty of services for visitors, as this website shows. We invite you to browse the site to learn about Acadia National Park and our community. Or better still, come for a visit and enjoy Acadia away from the crowds.

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