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SWH Library Presents: Art Paine: The Building of the Dory

Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Flamingo Puppets!

SWH Library Presents: Erin Myers Madeira

Maine State Sea Kayak's 4th of July Tour

SWH & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Presents the Annual Fireworks Display
Coda Presents: Jim Cauffman & Phil Kell

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Gin Game

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Velveteen Rabbit

Sips Presents: Peter Lindquist

The Village Arts Association Presents: Trisha Mason Band
New businesses mix it up

Dr. Davidson is named CMO

Nason, Lynch hired

In pictures this week

Acadia tops Leave No Trace
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Murder Mystery Dinner

Healthy Acadia's Downeast Teen Leadership Camp Set for Week of July 24-28

Wendell Gilley Museum Offers Introductory Carving Lessons

Welcome to new Chamber member, Islesford Dock Restaurant and Gallery!

LEONARD R. CASHMAN ELECTED AS A DIRECTOR OF BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES AND BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Large Rocket Sponsors
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Skip's Automotive Services
Beal's Lobster Pier
Sips & Sawyer's Specialties
Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Acadia Cottages
Hutchins Cottages
Richard Bradford Builder, Inc.
Smuggler's Den Campground
Milagro Coffee & Espresso
McEachern & Hutchins, Inc.
Eastern Maine Recycling, Inc.
Cafe Drydock & Inn
Sawyer's Market
Carroll Drug Store
Ocean House Boat Storage
L.S. Robinson Insurance Co.
Bass Harbor Boat House
Stephen Stanley Electrical Contractor, Inc.
Sparkler Sponsors
Westside Florist
Downeast Diesel & Marine
Penury Hall
Milk & Honey Ktichen
The Lodge-ings
Terry Tank Service LLC
  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Meg & Larry Eaton
Joe & Lori Morneault
Ann Waldron
Darrell & Jacqueline Storholt
Gloria Butler
Peter T. Benson III & Eric S Benson
Dave & Carolyn Parks
Binki & Chris Orthwein
Barbara & Mark Campbell
Mazzie & Charlie Gogolak
Ron Scott
John & Jocelyn Hayes
Laura Smallidge
Richard & Barbara Dickson
Janneke S. Neilson
John Treanor
Deborah Graham & William Allen
Sparkler Sponsors
Joseph Snider
Harold & Marcia Beal
Larry & Debra Alley
Esther Cavagnaro
David & Anne Benz
Lynne Birlem
Ruth Jellison
Don & Rae Cousins
Rob Putman & Janet Myers
Nancy Jones
Carol Grant
Karen & Brian Kupiec
John & Becky Burnham
Jay & Candy Emlen
Dorothea Mead
Deb & Rick Smith
Ann Caswell
Anonymous
Noelle & Anthony Ellis
Ann & Greg Benz
Christine & Edward O'Leary
Nancy Hamblen
Judi & David Wilson
Lydia Goetze
Roger Rand
Tim & Jean Taylor
Michael & Susan Higgins
Pam & Doug Diehl
Sydney R. Rockefeller
L. Aronson
Brenda Fletcher
Dave & Moira Larson
Dianne Lytle
Howard Monroe Jr.
Linda Hayward & Steve Weinreich
Tracey Aberman
Suzanne & Pete Madeira
Mary S. Clement
Susan Covino Buell
Eugene Walls
Linda Robertson
Steve & Nancy Homer
Barbara Logue
Art & Lee Worster
Charles Lerner
Judith & Bruce Connery
Mary-Anna Fox
Cap Weinberger
Bette & Tucker Spurling
Anne Heisey
Donald Robinson
William C. Reiff
Ken & Esther Revis-Wagner
Patty Pinkham & Larry Albee
Al & Kathe Simons
Andy Cline
Will Ratcliff
Don Whalen
Don Chambers
Jake Jacobson & Liz Lavrack
Ann Eagan
Richard & Leslie Saltsman
Richard Cohen
Constance Clark

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 port 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 a classic Maine island vacation.


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