Planned Trail and Carriage Road Work Locations for Volunteers


Drop-in volunteer projects are organized for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the first week of June through mid-October. All are welcome—no experience or reservations required!

Projects are posted here every Thursday for the following week.

 

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, September 22

  • Project 1: Hadlock Ponds Bogwalk
    Difficulty: Flat, uneven terrain with some hiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty. Bending and lifting involved.
    Leader: Bill McArtor
  • Project 2: Schooner Head Resurfacing
    Difficulty: Flat, uneven terrain with somehiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty. Bending and digging involved.
    Leader: Barb Nealon

Saturday, September 24

  • Project 1: Carriage Road Flossing 10→12
    Difficulty: Flat, even terrain with light hiking. Easy to moderate difficulty, some bending and involved
    Leader: Zoë

Tuesday, September 27

  • Project 1: Hadlock Ponds Bogwalk
    Difficulty: Flat, uneven terrain with some hiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty. Bending and lifting involved.
    Leader: Bill McArtor
  • Project 2: Cementing in Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Fence
    Difficulty: Flat, uneven terrain with light hiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty, digging, bending, and lifting involved.
    Leader: Jim Lemmon
  • Project 3: Brushing Champlain North Ridge
    Difficulty: Some incline, uneven terrain with moderate hiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty.
    Leader: Mark Nadel

Thursday, September 29

  • Project 1: Hadlock Ponds Bogwalk
    Difficulty: Flat, uneven terrain with some hiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty. Bending and lifting involved.
    Leader: Bill McArtor
  • Project 2: Brushing Acadia Ridge Trail
    Difficulty: Some incline, uneven terrain with moderate hiking. Moderate to strenuous difficulty.
    Leader: JC Camelio

Saturday, October 1

  • Project 1: Carriage Road Flossing 10 → 12
    Difficulty: Flat, even terrain with light hiking. Easy to moderate difficulty, some bending involved.
    Leader: Zoë

Drop In to Help Out

Drop-in stewardship volunteers help keep Acadia’s trails and carriage roads safe, accessible, and looking sharp. And half-day's work goes a long way. Come volunteer!

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When and where to meet:

Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the flagpole at Park Headquarters (HQ)
Work projects usually end between 12:00-12:15 p.m.

What to bring:

Wear closed-toed shoes and bring insect repellent, water, lunch, and work gloves
We provide all of the tools, safety gear, transportation, and instructions

The drop-in stewardship program is a partnership between Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia.
All projects are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

 

For more information, please contact:

FOA Field Office: 207-288-3934
Dianna Sproul, ANP Volunteer Coordinator: 207-288-8716
Nikki Burtis, FOA Stewardship Coordinator: 207-370-7938
FOA Main Office: 207-288-3340