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|ArtWaves Presents: Fiery Fall Leaves Stained Glass Mosaic|
YWCA MDI Presents: Work From Home Summit
Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Owl-oween
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ArtWaves Presents: Nailed It!
|Wendell Gilley Museum: "Abundance of Riches" Exhibit by Andrea Rich|
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Stand Up Commedia
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Cold Weather Company
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Fourth Quarter
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: We Are Pilgrims
|Inn, town dispute parcel |
Learning from the Great Fire of 1947
Hook property vote Tuesday
Court orders additional treatment for sex offender
Candy donations sought
|Bar Harbor Bankshares Employees Support Hurricane Relief Efforts
Healthy Acadia Welcomes New Board Members
Islesford Dock Restaurant Fundraiser To Challenge Cancer A Success
Bar Harbor Bankshares Hires Joseph G. Schmitt, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Healthy Acadia's You've Got a Friend Fund Seeks Applicants and Donors
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.