This program is closed to the public for the 2021 season (drop-in and service group projects) due to ongoing transportation and social distancing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect to be back next season!

Trails, Carriage Roads, & Other Outdoor Projects

Volunteers are needed on Acadia’s trails and carriage roads. Come for a morning, a season, or a lifetime! All are welcome and no experience is necessary. It is not only important…it’s fun!

WHAT: Volunteers assist with many projects in Acadia National Park, like cutting back vegetation along the trails and carriage roads, rebuilding small rock retaining walls, maintaining, and rehabilitating hiking trails, maintaining historic vistas, and cleaning up at picnic and scenic areas.

WHEN: June through October (weather permitting)
Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday mornings
8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Acadia National Park Headquarters on 567 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

HOW:  Staff and volunteers will greet you on the front lawn of Acadia National Park Headquarters. They will provide you with tools, gloves, training, and transportation to the work site for the morning’s project.

WHAT TO BRING & WEAR: Water, snack/lunch, and insect repellent. Dress in layers for variable Maine weather, and wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or exposed toes). Ticks carrying Lyme disease are very common in Maine. We recommend wearing long socks and light-colored pants, which you can tuck into your socks, to prevent ticks from climbing under your clothing.

  • All youth 17 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • We love pets, but please leave them home when you come to volunteer for their safety and yours.

CONTACT:  For more information, please contact The Stewardship Program Coordinator at 207-288-3934 or send us an email.

SCHOODIC: For seasonal volunteer opportunities at the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park, please contact the Acadia National Park Volunteer Coordinator: (207)288-8716 or email us.

Stewardship Volunteer Program