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The Quiet Side


Southwest Harbor, on the western side of Mount Desert Island, is part of an area known as the "quiet side." Located only minutes from Acadia National Park, our motel and cottages provide the perfect accommodations for your home base.


Whether you're here to experience some of the best hiking trails in the state, to photograph remarkable views of the coast, or to learn about the history of the national park system, SWH is a great way to enjoy Acadia without the crowds and traffic. In addition to being an access point for the Park, Southwest boasts a variety of creative eateries and unique boutique shops. Of course, if you like a little bit of hustle and bustle, you're just a short drive from all that Bar Harbor has to offer as well.

Somesville Bridge 8x10 edited
Eagle Lake 2
Sun over trap 4x6
buoy wall
Eagle Lake 5
Lobster Bake 4
Somesville Sound 8x10 edited
Returning to the harbor
Bass Harbor 4x6 wm
Eagle Lake 4
Bar Harbor Sign Post
Old Lobster Traps
best Harbor View picture
Eagle Lake Carriage Path
Sea Gull Guarding Lobster Traps
Duck Brook Acadia
Steamers 1
Red and White Buoys
Eagle Lake
Asticou Azalea 1
Bass Harbor 4x6 wm
Eagle Lake 3
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