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Almost half-price Acadia Park Passes will be available on December 1st at the Harbor House at 329 Min Street in Southwest Harbor, Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Passes are $28.00, cash or check only. Make checks to National Park Service. No credit cards please. Please remember to follow all CDC guidelines.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Field House Book Talk with Author Robin Clifford Wood

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Let's Go Birding Together

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: People-Nature-Art with Christian Barter

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Ecological Memory Book Talk with Author Caroline Ailanthus
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Tree removal work to detour traffic on Route 102

Island Briefs: Christmas tree sale, park passes, dog registration
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Christmas Carol Radio Play and Kids Holiday Activities

COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

The Camp CaPella Charity Online Auction is Almost Here!

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic Saturday, November 6

Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization Increases Minimum Wage
Eagle Lake Carriage Road is Now Fully Open for Your Enjoyment in Acadia National Park

Brandon Bies Announced as New Deputy Superintendent

What to Expect in Acadia National Park in October and November

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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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