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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.

WHERE: Acadia National Park Headquarters on Rte.233 (Eagle Lake Road), 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: Water, snack/lunch, and insect repellent. Dress in layers for variable Maine weather, and wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or exposed toes).

GROUPS: If your group is larger than 5 volunteers, please contact Dianna McKeage, the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator, beforehand to help plan appropriate projects. 288-8716 or

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Anna Adams, Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator, at 207-288-3934 or