The official website for the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce

The Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, from 9AM to 5PM. Acadia Weekly and Annual Park Passes are available.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: ArtWaves Members July Exhibit

Southwest Harbor's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display

YWCA MDI Presents: Pie Sale!

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher

ArtWaves Presents: Summer Crafternoons with Liviah
Island Arts Associations' Fourth of July Fair

Coastal Fine Arts Alliance's Annual Gallery on the Green

Coastal Fine Arts Alliance's Annual Gallery on the Green
Supporters raise funds for Philbert

Triple homicide suspect arrested in Bar Harbor

Lightkeeper's house is a home this summer

MCHT continues upgrades to Stone Barn Farm

La Rochelle's rebranded gift shop reopens this summer
MDI Hospital MRI Wing Memorial Dedication & Ribbon Cutting July 8th

Acadia National Park visitors should come prepared for a busy Independence Day weekend

Former Acadia superintendent Paul Haertel dies

Mount Desert Island Hospital Announces the 29th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament

MDI Hospital Notifies Community of Referral Issue with New Electronic Health Record System
National park tourism in Maine creates $770 million in economic output

Visitors Should Come Prepared for a Busy Independence Day Weekend

Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets virtually on June 6

July 4th Fireworks

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Acadia Fuel
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina
Smuggler's Den Campground
Next Level Sports Lounge
Claremont Hotel and Little Fern Restaurant

Large Rocket Sponsors
Thurston's Lobster Pound
EMR Inc.
Hamilton Marine
Peter Trout's Tavern and Inn
Skip's Automotive Service

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Liquor Locker
Gallery at Somes Sound
MDI Boathouse
LS Robinson Insurance Co.
Manset Yacht Service
Wowzer Marine
Hutchins Cottages at Acadia
First National Bank
Lindenwood Inn
Acadia Cottages
Moorings Inn Waterfront and Cottages
Village at Ocean's End
Harbor Barber

Sparkler Sponsors
Harbor Ridge Resort
123 Main Street Restaurant
Carroll Drug Store

  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Carl Wrubel and Bill Merrill
Chris and Carolyn Groobey
Richard and Leslie Saltsman
Mazzie and Charlie Gogolak
Eric S. Benson
Darrell Storholt
Kathryn and Thomas Nelson
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Orthwein
Susan Hayward
Anna Maynard
Bill and Kay MacIntosh
Larry and Meg Eaton
Richard and Barbara Dickson
Gwen Moody
Mike and Phyllis Magnani
Laura E. Smallidge
Patrick and Andrea Helsel
Betsey Holtzmann and Abe Noyes
Emma Karagan Prochaska
Dawn Sunday
David Scull and Francine Mayhew
Duke Collier and Maren Anderson
Bill and Wendy Foulke

Sparkler Sponsors
Carl Rudnik
Carol Knickerbocker
Charlotte Disston
Anne Heisey
Larry and Debra Alley
Celeste and Jim Sawyer
Gretchen Strong
Lorraine Aronson
Serafina Krag
Kiel Hemenway
John Potter
William C. Reiff
Constance Clark
John and Sarah Maxwell
Joseph Snider
Maurice Joseph Marshall
Sarah Fortin
Darryl and Wendy DiBrigida
Dave and Moira Larson
Marcia and Tom Wessells
Christine and Edward O'Leary
Jack and Priscilla Ksionzyk
Susan R. Mayne
Karen Craig
Andy Cline
Dennis Wint and Debra Bjornard
Maggie and Jack Kelley
Neil and Leslie Stone
Paul Bodner
Margot Haertel
Gary Stellpflug
Roger and Mary Marquis
Diane Krueger
Larry Albee and Patty Pinkham
Richard and Temple Fourment
Marilyn and Don Chambers
Carol Grant
Tom Lee
Andrew Solomon
Ty, Megan and Moose
The Kelleher Family
Jennifer McAdams
Lee Clarke
Edith Stanwood
Rob Putnam and Janet Myers
Bruce Manger
Nancy and Steve Homer
Tony and Doree Nelson

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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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