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Take Pride in Acadia 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
lunch until 1:00 p.m.

Each fall, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia’s historic carriage roads to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. The well-coordinated volunteer effort, now in its twenty-ninth year, 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. Perhaps the most important volunteer event of the year in Acadia, Take Pride in Acadia Day is key to the park’s ability to maintain the carriage roads in pristine condition. We hope you’ll join us! Volunteers meet at Acadia National Park Headquarters on

After the morning’s work, crews will return to park headquarters for a hot lunch—the event’s traditional “CCC” meal of chili, cornbread, and cider (plus an extra “C” of cake).

Registration is now closed and this event is at capacity. Please call Paige Steele at 207-288-3340 or email to add your name to our waiting list. 


Take Pride in Acadia Day from Friends of Acadia on Vimeo.


2019 Event Sponsors:

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Bluenose Inn
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design
Fiore Artisan Oils & Vinegars
First National Bank
Gallery at Somes Sound
John Williams Boat Company
Knowles Company
Lynam Agencies
Machias Savings Bank
MDI Hospital
Nelson F. Goodwin Company
Pedego Acadia
Window Panes
Witham Family Hotels

Learn more about Friends of Acadia’s work to protect Acadia’s carriage roads »