The Visitor Center is open daily, 9-5.
|ArtWaves Presents: Basic Block Printing|
SWH Historical Society Presents: Past SWH Summers
ArtWaves Presents: Jewelry From Found and Recycled Materials
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Demo Day: Hidden Gems, 1910 Stoddard Dayton
Wendell Gilley Museum: Ten Days in Acadia Book Talk and Signing
|Wendell Gilley Museum: "Abundance of Riches" Exhibit by Andrea Rich|
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Velveteen Rabbit
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Pinnochio
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
Sips Presents: Stephen Bowman
|Anti-ship vote is unanimous in Southwest Harbor |
Stanley launches wood-glass hybrid
Skop to talk art, science
Preparations for IOD Worlds include new masts
Luminary night rescheduled
|Summer Extravaganza Promises Fun Family Activities
Welcome to new Chamber member ArtWaves!
Letter to the Community from Elsie Flemings, Executive Director, Healthy Acadia
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Presents Golf Tourney Proceeds to Beneficiary
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Murder Mystery Dinner
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.