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Maps and Guides

Quietside Trail Map
The Southwest Harbor and Tremont Chamber of Commerce prints an up-to-date map of hiking and cycling trails on the Quietside of MDI. The map also includes tide tables for Southwest Harbor, the time of sunrise and sunset, and the current phase of the moon. Click here to download a PDF of the map.

Carriage Road Map
The Chamber also publishes the definitive Carriage Road Map, including profiles of each route and descriptions of each intersection. The map is available from the Chamber office and from many Chamber businesses..

Official Park Service Map
This map published by the National Park Service gives a good overview of the park, carriage roads and trails. It is fine for driving, but for hiking or cycling it is better to use a more detailed map like the Quietside Trail Map, the Carriage Road Map, or a specialized guidebook.

Birding Guide to Acadia
Bob Duchesne, an enthusiastic birder and creator of the Maine Birding Trail, has produced an informative guide for birding on MDI. Included in the guide are maps of where to go and descriptions of what you're likely to see. Click here to get a copy of the Birding Guide. For a copy of Bob's book, visit the Maine Birding Trail website at www.mainebirdingtrail.com.

Stargazing on MDI
As there are no major cities on the downeast coast of Maine, MDI is a great place for observing the night sky. The Quietside of the island, away from the lights of Bar Harbor, turns out also to be the dark side. Two College of the Atlantic students, Nicholas Bacon and Apoorv Ghelot, working with the Astronomy Institute of Maine and the COA's GIS Lab, created a map showing the amount of ambient light at night. Click here to see the map (darker areas represent better locations for stargazing).

For more maps and guides, see the Chamber of Commerce website AcadiaChamber.com.
Tel: 207-244-9595
79 Ann's Point Road, Bass Harbor ME 04653,