Take Pride in Acadia Day


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.

Friends of Acadia’s 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. Take Pride in Acadia Day is vital to the park’s ability to keep the carriage roads in pristine condition.

Take Pride in Acadia Day 2021

Take Pride in Acadia Day took place Saturday, November 6. The event was modified as it was last year to increase safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • If you have would like to know more about volunteering for Take Pride in Acadia Day in the future, please contact us at stewardship@friendsofacadia.org.

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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.