Press Release

Friends of Acadia to celebrate Take Pride in Acadia Day

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – Friends of Acadia will hold its 23rd annual Take Pride in Acadia Day 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers take to the park with rakes to clean out drainage ways and prepare Acadia’s 44 miles of historic carriage roads for winter. This effort contributes valuable assistance to the park, reducing carriage road erosion from the rains, ice, and thaws during winter and spring.

Participants should bring gloves, a rake, and water. Each volunteer will receive a Take Pride in Acadia Day fleece hat. A free lunch of chili, cornbread, cake, and cider will follow the morning’s work. During lunch, participants in the Acadia Quest program will be recognized and a grand-prize drawing will take place.

This year’s event sponsors are Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Birch Bay Village, The Bluenose Inn, The First, Galyn’s, The Knowles Company Real Estate, and Window Panes. Take Pride in Acadia Day is a free community event, but registration is required. Please contact Terry Begley at 288-3340 or, or see for more information.