Visitor Center is open Daily 9AM to 5PM EST.
Weekly Individual & Vehicle Park Passes and ANP Annual Passes are available during office hours.
|Moorings Inn Waterfront and Cottages: OFF SEASON SPECIAL!!! Book one night and get the second night 1/2 off. Rooms starting at 100/night! CALL NOW TO BOOK (207)244-5523|
|Southwest Harbor Library Presents: Impressions of Acadia - Hooked Rug Art Show|
18th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
Sips Presents: Wine Dinner with St. Innocent
Smuggler's Den 6th Annual Military Appreciation Weekend
Seal Cove Auto Museum June Demonstration Day
|Quilt -N- Fabric& Island Quilters Quilt Show Dedicated to Acadia National Park|
The Village Green Arts Association Presents: MDI Artists and Liz Rey Butler
The Jump Off: An Opening Night Concert Party at The Barn Arts Collective
Island Arts Association: 4th of July Fair
Harbor House's Flamingo Festival Craft Fair
|New restaurants spice up downtown |
Take a breath for healthy living
Then and Now merges past, present
$2M church repairs underway
Story of island's freshwater fisheries to be told
|Neighbor4Neighbor Fund Receives Anonymous Donation, Seeks Applicants
Welcome to new Chamber Member Maine Seacoast Mission
MDI Hospital and Healthy Acadia Community Health Needs Assessment of MDI Region Offers Guidance for Future
Chamber to Host Candidates' Night in Southwest Harbor
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Exhibit Opening
|Reflecting on the history of Acadia National Park for its Centennial |
The Acadia National Park Centennial Strikes a Chord or an Entire Song
The Many Carols of Acadia
April Brings Adventures in Arts, History, and More during the Acadia National Park Centennial Celebration
Cool Events and Hot Exhibits on Tap in March for the Acadia National Park Centennial
Thank you for making the July 4th fireworks possible
Judith P. & David C. Wilson
Muriel Trask Davisson
Barbara & Mark Campbell
Peter & Suzanne Madeira
Ruth K. Jellsion
Joseph L. Snider
Susie & Mike Higgins
Roger & Libby Pomroy
Don & Rae Cousins
Pat & Carol Jackson
Mark & Peggy Smith
Thomas H. Newman
Jake Jacobson & Liz Laverack
Al & Kathe Simons
Dave & Carolyn Parks
Anthony J. Krysak
Thurston's Lobster Pound
First National Bank
Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast
Clark Point Gallery
Ocean House Boat Storage
Dead River Company
Smuggler's Den Campground
G. F. Johnston & Associates
Carroll Drug Store
Newman Marine Brokerage
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.