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The Visitor Center is will be closed from Wednesday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 22. We will reopen at 9AM on Thursday, May 23. If you need an Acadia Park individual, vehicle or annual pass, please visit the Harbor House office from 8:30AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Pemetic Students' Scientific Illustrations

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Medicare 101

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Crime & Justice Trends

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Library Tea

Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars & Coffee Season Opener
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
Pemetic School holds French Chocolate Market at Birch Bay

Violations found at Trenton daycare

MDI Hospital announces 2024 Lee Nursing Excellence Award winners

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust awards $5,000 for accessibility at The Grand

Council shelves Higgins Pit
Welcome to new Chamber member, Southwest Harbor - Tremont Ambulance Service!

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
Park rangers and local responders suppress fire at Acadia National Park

National Park Service releases Environmental Assessment of plant gathering at Acadia National Park for public comment

Cadillac Summit Road to Close Temporarily for Repaving

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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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