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Take Pride in Acadia 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Like all of our in-person events this year, Take Pride in Acadia Day will be a bit different—but not cancelled. Participation is limited to help keep our community, volunteers, and staff safe. Stay tuned for information forthcoming as Acadia National Park restructures this year’s event. Please email for more information.

We look forward to gathering as a group and celebrating Acadia National Park in 2021.

In past falls, 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 thirtieth 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. 


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


2020 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 »