Visitor Center is closed for the winter. Annual Park Passes are now available at the Harbor House during their regular business hours. Passes are $25 during December. Cash or check only please - make checks out to the National Park Service. More info: 244-3713
|Harbor House Community Center Presents: Annual Community Holiday Celebration|
Wendell Gilley Museums' Holiday Open House and Carving Show
Mount Desert Islands Christmas Bird Count
|Coda Presents: Coig|
Coda Presents: The Country Strummers Reunion
Harbor House Community Center Presents: Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Coda Presents: Blake Rosso
Coda Presents: Chris Gray and Friends
|Acadia 100th will wrap up Saturday |
Talk to shine light on solar power
Cruise ship discharges draw fine
COA president urges child protections
Police, fire escort aids Pearl Harbor veteran
|Welcome to New Chamber Member, Camp Capella, Inc.!
Healthy Acadia is going strong
Healthy Acadia Presents: Taking Action For Health: FREE workshops offered
Wilderness First Responder Certification Course at Camp Beech Cliff
A Special Announcement from Hinckley
|“100 Words for Acadia” Literary Winners Announced |
Acadia Centennial Celebration Plans a Final Blaze of Glory in Final 100 Days
Drums, chorus, speeches celebrate Acadia 100
Autumn leaves and the Acadia Centennial make September brilliant
Acadia Centennial Section at www.mdislander.com
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.