Quietside & Islands

Whether you are a first time rider or a seasoned cyclist, Mount Desert Island offers a variety of cycling opportunities.

QUIETSIDE CYCLING! Explore the west side of the island by taking the fire roads that are just a short distance from Southwest Cycle. Park your bike and swim in the lake or take a short hike up the hill for a beautiful view.

Download the Acadia West Side Trails PDF

For a change of pace, ride right out of Southwest Cycle to the Manset dock and take your bike on the ferry to Cranberry Island. Flat roads with little traffic make this ideal for families. Take a picnic, visit the beach and make a day of it.

Or cycle to Bass Harbor, catch the ferry to Swan’s Island and visit the fine sand beach, the light house, and take a swim in the quarry.

US Topographic Map Collection

Download the Swan’s Island PDF

We can suggest routes for all your needs and abilities. Stop by Southwest Cycle for personalized Service.

Serving the Mount Desert Island community and visitors to Acadia National Park since 1981