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
A Climate To Thrive - Summer Event
Claremont Hotel's Annual Croquet Classic
Somes Sound Windjammer Parade
Harbor House Presents: Lobsters on the Sound
|Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Compleat Works of William Shakespere (abridged) (revised)|
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents:The Princess and the Pauper
Coda Presents: Mes Amis Duo
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Love: The Madness of the Gods (R)
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
|Geologist to talk earthquakes at Jesup |
Man sentenced in Acadia crash
Kids celebrate Acadia 100th
Outer island principals named
Northeast Harbor hosts IOD North American Invitational
|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
Welcome to new Chamber member Maine Coast Engineering!
|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
Thank you for making the July 4th fireworks possible
Judith P. & David C. Wilson
Muriel Trask Davisson
Barbara & Mark Campbell
Peter & Suzanne Madeira
Ruth K. Jellsion
Joseph L. Snider
Susie & Mike Higgins
Roger & Libby Pomroy
Don & Rae Cousins
Pat & Carol Jackson
Mark & Peggy Smith
Thomas H. Newman
Jake Jacobson & Liz Laverack
Al & Kathe Simons
Dave & Carolyn Parks
Anthony J. Krysak
Rob Putman & Janet Myers
Bob & Robin Sattler
Greg & Ann Benz
Betsy Holtzman & Abe Moses
Linda Hayward & Steve Weinreich
Tucker & Bette Spurling
Steve & Nancy Homer
Larry & Meg Eaton
Clarke & Kathy Baxter
David Gallitano & Marsha Gill
Dave & Anne Benson
Richard & Barbara Dickson
Larry & Debra Alley
Julie & Jeff Reed
Sydney Roberts Rockefeller
John R. Potter
Patty Pinkham & Larry Albee
Stan & Binnie MacDonald
Charlie & Mazzie Gogolak
Christiaan & Cody van Heerden
Ann S. Waldron
Charles V. Stanhope
Curtis & Sophie Glovier
Avis A. Bradford
John & Liz Angelbeck
Judy & Bruce Connery
Richard & Victoria Bergman
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Beal's Lobster Pier
L.S. Robinson Insurance
First National Bank
Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast
Clark Point Gallery
Ocean House Boat Storage
Dead River Company
Smuggler's Den Campground
G. F. Johnston & Associates
Carroll Drug Store
Newman Marine Brokerage
Mount Desert Campground
Cafe Drydock & Inn
Hinkley Crewed Charter
Moorings Inn Waterfront & Cottages
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.