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Stewardship Volunteers

Trails, Carriage Roads, & Other Outdoor Projects

Volunteers are needed on Acadia’s trails and carriage roads. Come for a morning, a season, or a lifetime! All are welcome and no experience is necessary. It’s not only important . . . it’s fun!















WHAT: Volunteers assist with many projects in Acadia National Park, like cutting back vegetation along the trails and carriage roads, rebuilding small rock retaining walls, maintaining historic vistas, closing “social” paths to preserve natural areas, and cleaning up at picnic and scenic areas.

WHEN: June through October (weather permitting)
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings
8:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Check the upcoming project schedule!

WHERE: Acadia National Park Headquarters on Rte.233 near Eagle Lake, 22 McFarland Hill Drive, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   Map to ANP Headquarters

HOW:  Staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of ANP Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

33b_FOAVolunteers_hauling logsWHAT TO BRING & CLOTHING: Water, snack/lunch, and insect repellent. Dress in layers for variable Maine weather, and wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or exposed toes). Ticks carrying Lyme disease are very common in Maine. We recommend wearing long socks and light colored pants, which you can tuck into your socks, to prevent ticks from climbing under your clothing.

GROUPS: If your group has more than 5 volunteers, please contact the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator beforehand to help plan appropriate projects. For large groups, special work projects can be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Dianna McKeage, 207-288-8716 or Dianna works year round at the park.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact the Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator (formerly senior field crew leader). Anna Adams, 207-288-3934 or Anna works mid-spring through mid-fall.

SCHOODIC: For seasonal volunteer opportunities at the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park, please contact the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator-Schoodic District. Alicia Fortier, 207-288-1329 or Alicia works mid-spring through mid-fall.