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The Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is open Daily 9AM to 5PM. We are located at 329 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, in the Harbor House. 7-day Park Passes are available!

SWH Main Street Construction Schedule Update:

Construction will start on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 with the following tentative schedule: Main line water installation will begin at approximately 100 feet South of Mack’s Convenience. This work will move from the North to the South on Main Street. Test pits for sewer service locations will start at this same location and work towards to Herrick Road. Drilling and Blasting for ledge will begin at this same location and work to the South. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through this work area and is expected to become congested.

Status of the paving project from Somesville to Fernald Point Road:

They will be switching to daytime construction effective September 2 from the night time activities they have recently been doing. The reason is the cooler temperatures at night not conducive to laying the "skinny" mix of asphalt. They plan 2500 foot lane closures and will work "full bore". At this time, they do not plan to work Saturdays.

School year begins with high hopes

Sixth Night Sky Festival set

Bar Harbor names new town manager

Boat pumpout facility planned

Main St. project resumes Tuesday
Acadia National Park Plans Prescribed Burn

Meeting of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission September 2014

Bridge Repairs at Acadia National Park Starting in Early September 2014

Secretary Jewell to Visit Acadia National Park to Highlight Science and Youth Partnerships

All Peregrine Falcon Nesting Areas to Open
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Puss in Boots

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest

Claremont Hotel Concert Series: Masanobu Ikemiya

Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: HARVEST DAYS

SWH Library Presents: Book Talk: "In a Rocket Made of Ice" by Gail Gutra
2014 Brennen Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament

Thank You for a Wonderful Flight!

Bridge repairs at Acadia National Park to start in early September 2014

Two New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes for Hancock County

Camp Beech Cliff Launches Acadia Leadership Institute

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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