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Earth Day, Junior Rangers to unite

Downeast Dog Scouts honored for service

Author, midwife to speak at Food for Thought lunch

North woods is talk topic

Open school, municipal seats in Bar Harbor
Changes to Acadia's Fee Program

Park Loop Road and Cadillac Summit Road to Open

Hulls Cove Visitor Center to Open

Peregrine falcons reclaim nesting territories at Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park Tourism Creates $200 Million in Local Economic Benefit
Gilley Museum Members' Carving Club

Quilt Shop Hop 2014

Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park!

SWH Library Presents: "Celebrate the Maine Woods" A Presentation & Discussion with Paul Haertel

Location Based Marketing: Directing Digital Datastreams To Your Door Step
Changes to Acadia National Park's Fee Program

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Acadia National Park News Release: HULLS COVE VISITOR CENTER TO OPEN

Harlem Ambassadors are coming to Mount Desert Island!

Miles for Smiles Road Race to support Dental Health Projects

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 should convince you. 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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