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Take Pride in Acadia Day

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. – noon
lunch until 1:00 p.m.

Register online now!

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-fifth 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.

The 2016 event will be an extra-special celebration of volunteerism and pride in Acadia, as we enter the last two months of Acadia’s centennial year. 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!

2016 Event Sponsors:

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • The Bluenose Inn
  • Burdick & Associates Landscape Design
  • Cadillac Mountain Sports
  • Dawnland LLC
  • Fair Trade Winds
  • The First, N.A.
  • Galyn’s
  • The Gallery at Somes Sound
  • John Williams Boat Company
  • The Knowles Company
  • The Lynam Agencies
  • Machias Savings Bank
  • Window Panes


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