Strategic Investments Generate
Impact for Acadia

Thanks to our donors, Friends of Acadia has helped acquire privately held land inside park boundaries, inform visitors about the interesting native plants in the park, rehabilitate Acadia’s historic and iconic buildings, and more. These investments will help keep Acadia a vital resource for future generations to enjoy.


Friends of Acadia supports a variety of initiatives and programs that are important to Acadia National Park and fall outside of the four focus areas of Wild Acadia, Tomorrow’s Stewards, the Acadia Experience, and Trails and Carriage Road investments. This work covers a variety of topics and is determined based on need and in partnership with the park.

Acadia Land Legacy

Friends of Acadia assists the park in purchasing threatened lands in and adjacent to Acadia.

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Wild Gardens

Established in 1962, the Wild Gardens offer park visitors an award-winning microcosm of Acadia’s varied plant communities in a serene brookside setting.

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Historic Structures

Preserving stone-stepped trails, lighthouses, stone bridges and more. With the help of donors, Friends of Acadia has facilitated the work of the National Park Service to assess the conditions of historic structures at Acadia and begin the work of restoration and rehabilitation.

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Join Us!

All of Friends of Acadia’s programs are supported by membership dollars from more than 4,500 members and donors worldwide, who love Acadia and want to help protect and care for it. If you are already a member—thank you! If are just learning about our mission and our impact for Acadia, click below to learn more about how you can help.