Visitor Center is open Daily 9AM to 5PM EST.
Weekly Individual & Vehicle Park Passes and ANP Annual Passes are available during office hours.
Maine Seacoast Mission: Centennial Tours
The Maine Seacoast Mission's Carl Little Talk: Neuman's Ship to Paradise
Fee-Free Day in Acadia National Park
Atlantic Brewing Presents: 59 in 59 National Park Photo Show and CentennialAle Tasting
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Pencil and Card Making Acadia - Themed Event with Roxanne
|Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents:The Princess and the Pauper|
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Murdered to Death
Sips Presents: Peter Lindquist
Coda Presents: Ruth Grierson & Friends
Salty Dog Gallery presents: Terry Kitchen
|Acadia issues black bear advisory |
The Misty Mountains of Acadia
Poliquin to meet diggers
New mother group begins
Sewer line, roof repairs get OK
|A Special Announcement from Hinckley
The Wendell Gilley Museum: Join us for A Flight of Swallows
4th Annual Harbor House Tennis Classic
Welcome to new Chamber Member, Dysart's Great Harbor Marina!
Harbor House Chosen as the Beneficiary of an Art Donation
|Acadia Centennial Section at www.mdislander.com |
Acadia: A gift to the people, by the people
How growing tourism could change Acadia over the next 100 years
Friends of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park’s “Most Urgent Challenges”
New books, new exhibit help put Acadia’s 100th anniversary in perspective
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.