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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Volunteer

Take Pride in Acadia Event
Volunteers help the park prepare the carriage roads for the winter.
NPS/Todd M. Edgar
 

General Information

 
For available volunteer positions, visit volunteer.gov.
To find out more about volunteering at Acadia, contact the volunteer coordinator 207-288-8716 or e-mail.

For information about short-term volunteer opportunities, contact Friends of Acadia.

 

Annual Events

 

National Park Week (April) and Take Pride in Acadia Day (November)
For these events, Friends of Acadia coordinate volunteer efforts to help maintain and cleanup projects throughout the park. For more information, visit the Friends of Acadia website.

 

Artist-In-Residence

 

Applications for the 2015 season will be available mid-August. For information about the program, application procedures, and frequently asked questions, visit our Artist-in-Residence page.

 

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

 

Acadia Youth Conservation Corps (AYCC)
Join a team of high school students to improve Acadia's trails and carriage roads, reconstruct stonework, clear vistas, cut wood, and help out where needed. The AYCC program runs from mid-June to early August. For more information, contact the trails shop at 207-288-8760.

Student Conservation Association Interns

Assist with ranger-led programs or work with the fire staff as you become part of this special group of 3,000 volunteers across the country. For more information, visit the Student Conservation Association website.

Friends of Acadia Ridge Runners and Recreation Technician
Hike Acadia's challenging trails while educating hikers about "Leave No Trace" principles, performing light trail maintenance, and carrying out trail censuses and other park research. These programs are run by Friends of Acadia. For more information, visit their website.

Raptor Internship
During the internship (summer through fall) the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons and counts and identifies migrating raptors. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work/week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and a $100 weekly stipend. For more information contact us at (207) 288-3338. To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Raptor Internship, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Applications must be received by March 3, 2014.

Education Internships
Education interns work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs for 3rd-8th grade students in their classrooms and at the park. Qualified applicants must enjoy children, have a sense of wonder, and be able to meet the physical and mental demands of teaching outdoors. Interns work 32 hours/week and receive a weekly stipend of $100, housing, and a $65 uniform allowance. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to Cynthia Ocel, Acadia National Park, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Call (207) 288-8812 for more information.

Volunteer Trail Work
For information on opportunities, contact Friends of Acadia, or call (207) 288-3934.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.