Take Pride in Acadia Day: Nov. 5, 2022!


Friends of Acadia’s Take Pride in Acadia Day attracts hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches along miles of carriage roads in preparation for the cold weather.

Help “put the carriage roads to sleep” for the winter during Friends of Acadia’s annual Take Pride in Acadia Day on Nov. 5!

Always held on the first Saturday of November, Take Pride in Acadia Day attracts enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches along miles of carriage roads in preparation for the cold weather.

The well-coordinated volunteer effort 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. This work is vital to the park’s ability to keep the carriage roads in pristine condition.

Whether you are a seasoned raker or this is your first time, everyone is welcome to participate! This year’s event will follow a “hybrid” model with groups meeting out in the field at their assigned work sites at the beginning of the day and coming together in the afternoon for lunch.

Registration is required and will open here on Monday, Oct. 3

Please email or call Nikki Burtis, Friends of Acadia’s Stewardship Coordinator, with any questions: nikki@friendsofacadia.org or (207) 370-7938

Check out coverage from last year:

Volunteers show their Acadia Pride in the 31st Annual Take Pride in Acadia Day


Members of the Bog Runners volunteer group work to clear leaves from the carriage road during Friends of Acadia’s annual Take Pride in Acadia Day.