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Take Pride in Acadia Day

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 a.m. – noon
lunch until 1:00 p.m.

Each fall, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia’s historic carriage roads to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. The well-coordinated volunteer effort, now in its twenty-sixth year, focuses on areas where clogged drainage ditches and culverts could result in significant damage to road surfaces during the freeze-and-thaw cycles of a coastal Maine winter. Perhaps the most important volunteer event of the year in Acadia, Take Pride in Acadia Day is key to the park’s ability to maintain the carriage roads in pristine condition. We hope you’ll join us!

41b_TakePrideAfter the morning’s work, crews will return to park headquarters for a hot lunch—the event’s traditional “CCC” meal of chili, cornbread, and cider (plus an extra “C” of cake).

Please note: Because of the size of this event, registration is required. Only groups that register together can be assigned to the same work site. Up to 10 volunteers can register together online; larger groups should contact Paige Steele at or 207-288-3340. This event typically fills to capacity, so early registration is recommended!

2017 Event Sponsors:

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
The Bluenose Inn
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design  
Fair Trade Winds
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
The First
Gallery at Somes Sound
John Williams Boat Company
Knowles Company
Lynam Agencies
Machias Savings Bank
MDI Hospital
Window Panes

Learn more about Friends of Acadia’s work to protect Acadia’s carriage roads »