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Take Pride in Acadia Day

Take Pride in Acadia Day
Date: Saturday Nov 05, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 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 up to ten miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. The 2016 event will be an extra-special celebration of volunteerism and pride in Acadia, as we enter the final months of Acadia’s centennial year.

This well-coordinated volunteer effort 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.

After the morning’s work, crews 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).

We hope you will join us! Registration is required due to the size of this event. Visit to register online, or call Paige at 207-288-3340.

Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters on the Eagle Lake Road
Contact Name: Paige Steele
Contact Phone #: 207-288-3340
Event web page:
Event Sponsor(s): Friends of Acadia Acadia National Park 

This is a free event.

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