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All Donations Matched Through October 15

To kickoff this year’s Fall E-Challenge, a generous group of park friends has offered an incredible gift of $20,000—but only if we can raise a matching amount by end-of-day Thursday, October 15. Read more… Read more >

Save the Date for 31st Annual Benefit

Since its inception in 1990, the Benefit has raised over $15 million for Acadia; providing critical funds to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources… Read more >

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A Lead Gift for Youth at Acadia

From the Fall/Winter 2016 Friends of Acadia Journal | One of Friends of Acadia’s goals for this centennial year has been to “inspire Acadia’s future.” A historic gift from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation to the Tomorrow’s Stewards pillar of FOA’s Second Century Campaign will do just that… Read more >

Press Releases

Earth Day Roadside Clean-up Postponed until 2022

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – In the interest of community health and safety amidst a stubborn spring rise in COVID-19 cases here in Maine, Friends of Acadia will not hold a formal Earth Day Roadside Clean-up in 2021. The event typically brings together hundreds of volunteers working together to pick up litter that has accumulated over the winter on MDI’s and Trenton’s roadsides. (read more) Read more >

Several Trails Close for Peregrine Falcon Nesting

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Peregrine falcons are again defending nesting territories in Acadia National Park. The Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, Valley Cove Trail, and a portion of the Orange & Black Path are closed to public entry until further notice. (read more) Read more >

Acadia National Park Announces Openings for 2021

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The National Park Service (NPS) will be opening roads and other visitor facilities at Acadia National Park for the 2021 season beginning with the Park Loop Road. The 27-mile scenic drive, including the Cadillac Summit Road, is expected to open to motor vehicles on April 15 … (read more) Read more >

Historic Carriage Roads Close for Mud Season

Carriage roads are currently closed to all users as “mud season” opens across Acadia National Park. Warmer weather and wet conditions soften the carriage roads and make them susceptible to damage. Walking, bicycling, and riding horses in such conditions can cause ruts and potholes that channel water and exacerbate erosion. (read more) Read more >