Visitor Center open Daily 9-5
Park Passes available
Road Construction is all done
|Commercial projects delayed |
Car plunges off road near Otter Cliffs
Schools open around MDI
Mussel farm lease renewal opposed
Open tailgate no party for passing motorists
|National Park Service announces Listening Session on Short-Term Transportation Management Actions at Schoodic |
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Peregrine falcon nesting areas to open
Milkweed and Monarchs
Second round of public meetings regarding Acadia Transportation Plan
|The Barn Arts Collective Presents: We Run the Ship!|
Boats & Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island
Acadia Repertory Children's Theatre Presents: Hansel and Gretel
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park: National Park Service Birthday
|National Park Service Announces the Grand Opening of Schoodic Woods Campground
MDI Hospital Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Class at YMCA
a Murder at the Salty Dog Gallery!
Phelps/Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament
Camp Beech Cliff's Business After Hours
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.