Visitor Center is open Daily 9AM to 5PM EST.
Weekly Individual & Vehicle Park Passes and ANP Annual Passes are available during office hours.
|Boats & Bouys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island|
SWH Library Presents: Assembling the Mount Desert Island Geology Puzzle with Duane & Ruth Braun
Seal Cove Auto Museum Exhibit Opening
The Chamber Presents: Business After Hours at Islandscaping, Inc.
Clark Point Gallery Presents: Centennial Celebration Exhibition
|Mount Desert Island Historical Society Presents: One room for Old Time Music|
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents:Bakersfield Mist
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents:The Princess and the Pauper
Coda Presents: Meredith Huntley
SWH Library Presents: Family Concert Series: Acadia Cabaret
|Island to host spectacular Fourth of July |
Judge rules in fired chief’s complaints
Special services hire made
Bubble Pond parking nixed, explorer buses start
Town grants easement for solar farm operation
|The Village Green Arts Association & The Salty Dog Gallery Welcome the Swans Island Artists
Healthy Acadia Welcomes New Board Member
Maine Seacoast Mission To Offer Centennial Tours
The Chamber's Business After Hours at Islandscaping, Inc.
Welcome to New Chamber Member The Wave Radio!
|Words and Stones |
The Acadia National Park Centennial Celebration Rolls into Summer
Reflecting on the history of Acadia National Park for its Centennial
The Acadia National Park Centennial Strikes a Chord or an Entire Song
The Many Carols of Acadia
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
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
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.