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Earth Day Roadside Clean-up Postponed until 2022

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – In the interest of community health and safety amidst a stubborn spring rise in COVID-19 cases here in Maine, Friends of Acadia will not hold a formal Earth Day Roadside Clean-up in 2021. The event typically brings together hundreds of volunteers working together to pick up litter that has accumulated over the winter on MDI’s and Trenton’s roadsides. (read more)
April 15, 2021

Several Trails Close for Peregrine Falcon Nesting

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Peregrine falcons are again defending nesting territories in Acadia National Park. The Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, Valley Cove Trail, and a portion of the Orange & Black Path are closed to public entry until further notice. (read more)
April 13, 2021

Acadia National Park Announces Openings for 2021

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The National Park Service (NPS) will be opening roads and other visitor facilities at Acadia National Park for the 2021 season beginning with the Park Loop Road. The 27-mile scenic drive, including the Cadillac Summit Road, is expected to open to motor vehicles on April 15 … (read more)
April 8, 2021

Updates

32nd Annual Benefit Virtual and In-Person Events

We’re excited to announce our 32nd Annual Friends of Acadia Benefit on Aug. 14, 2021. Last year, we adapted to the challenges of Covid-19 by hosting our first-ever all virtual Benefit. Thanks to our amazing Benefit Committee and all of YOU – the virtual event was a resounding success. Thank you! As we look forward, we’re optimistic that public health and safety conditions with respect to the pandemic will improve. Thus, we’re planning a mix of in-person (assuming health conditions allow) and virtual events. Read more…

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We asked you to share your favorite Acadia memories using #MyAcadiaStory. We gathered these photos and stories as part of 2020’s…
December 10, 2020

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