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

The Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. Weekly Individual and Vehicle Park Passes, and Acadia Annual Park Passes, are available.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Family Sing-a-Long with Dan Granholm

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Taste of Spring Dinner & Silent Auction

Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Friday Ride Day

Southwest Harbor Historical Society Presents: Remembering Pemetic High School

ArtWaves Presents: Pysanky Eggs

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Alice in Wonderland

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Michael Anderson

Sips Presents: Friday Happy Hour

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Pride Finale Beach Party

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Caroline Cotter
Training the trainers

Hancock County Jail Log June 18-23

Boat races a raucous good time

Mueller team member to speak

Update: Biplane pilot credited for safe crash landing in marsh
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust awards Career & Technical Education scholarships

News from Atlantic Brewing Company

Welcome to New Chamber Member, Southwest Harbor Congregational Church

Julie Pelletier, RN Nominated for Caregiver of the Year

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Makes $5K Gift to MDI Hospital Obstetrics Unit's New Infant Security System

July 4th Fireworks

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Acadia Fuel
Great Harbor Marina

Large Rocket Sponsors
Acadia Yurts & Wellness
Skip's Automotive Services
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Beal's Lobster Pier
Sips, Sips 2.0 & Sawyer's Specialties
LS Robinson Co. Insurance

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Hutchins Cottages
The Lodge-ings at SWH
Ocean House Boat Storage
Penury Hall B&B
E.S. Benson Transport
Milagro Coffee House & Espresso
Carroll Drug Store
Smuggler's Den Campground
Acadia Photo Safari
Hall Quarry Rental
Downeast Diesel & Marine
The Upper Deck
Sawyer's Market

  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Carol Weg
Ron & Ann Scott
Larry & Meg Eaton
Kathy & Tom Nelson
Laura Smallidge
Francine Mayhew & David Scull

Sparkler Sponsors
Don & Rae Cousins
Diana Pinkham
Larry & Debra Alley
Brenda Fletcher
Charles V. Stanhope
Joseph Snider
Anne Heisey
Grace B. Klausky
Stephen & Nancy Homer
The Gregory Benz Family
Sandy Wilcox & Jack Russell
Charles Lerner
Constance L. Eck
John Potter, Jr.
Peter & Paula Lamoureux
David & Judith Wilson
Brenda L. Merritt
Gordon Robb
John Mescall
John Sundberg
Tanny Clark
Rob Putnam & Janet Myers
Ernie & Linda Campbell
Marilyn Mays
Pat Sweeney
Richard & Leslie Saltsman
Margy Vose
Emily Prudhomme
Pam & Doug Diehl
Erland Seavey
Barbara & Mark Campbell
Richard & Barbara Dickson
Don & Marilyn Chambers
Rob & Nancy Salt
Andy Cline
Ruth K. Jellison
Wallace & Judith Grant
Patty Pinkham & Larry Albee
Lou & Tom Glenn
Lorraine Aronson
Nancy E. Jones
Lynne Birlem
Howard Monroe Jr.

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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