Our Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM. We have individual, vehicle and annual Acadia Park Passes available.
|Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Flute Making Workshop with Hawk Henries Rescheduled|
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Confronting the Challenges of Affordable Housing - Island Housing Trust
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Atlantic Brewing Presents: 17th Annual Belt Sander Races
Mount Desert Island Marathon - CANCELED
|Island Arts Association's October Craft Fair|
|Details released on crash that killed deputy |
Tremont to lease neighbor’s code enforcement officer
Town to look into recycling again
Island Briefs: Stimulus money, climate project, canceled breakfasts
|ArtWaves October Exhibit at the Southwest Harbor Public Library
Healthy Acadia Announces Third Year of Mini-Grant Opportunities for Community Partners to Expand Youth Substance Use Prevention Initiatives
Forum on Women's Health, Pregnancy and COVID-19
MDI Hospital's Press Release August 27, 2021 regarding increased COVID cases in Hancock County
Welcome to New Chamber Member, Maine Solar Choices!
|Michael Zwelling Selected as Site Manager of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site |
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meets Virtually September 13
Water Tower at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park to be Repainted
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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.