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The Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. Weekly Individual and Vehicle Acadia National Park Passes and ANP Annual Passes are available.

SWH Library Presents: Granite, Fire, & Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia

SWH Library Presents: How to Improve Your Financial Situation Session 2 - Investment Planning and Life Insurance Products

Sips' Wine Dinner with Spann Vineyards

Wendell Gilley Museum's Spring Open House and Carving Show

Coda Presents: Cooking with Carter: A Fundraiser for The Barn Arts Collective
Sips Presents: Jim McDermott & Bill Doty

Coda Presents: Brian Kupiec and Bill Haynes

Coda Presents: Big Tree

The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Outlaw, a New Musical

Mirthapalooza: A Night to Celebrate Larry Stettner, Hosted by the Barn Arts Collective
Coral hearing

Limited-entry waiting list shortens

Stephens to talk about 'energy democracy'

Grant supports Alzheimer's research

Bar Harbor council candidate debate planned
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

SWH Library Presents: Barbara Strubell - Artist's Reception

Seal Cove Auto Museum's Opening Reception

Join us for a Community Forum!

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Large Rocket Sponsors
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina
Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Acadia Cottages
Hutchins Cottages
Richard Bradford Builder, Inc.
Smuggler's Den Campground
Milagro Coffee & Espresso
Sparkler Sponsors
Westside Florist
Downeast Diesel & Marine
  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Sparkler Sponsors

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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