Today, the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park remain the best example of turn-of-the-century “broken stone” roads in America. But this system still needs to be maintained and this can be time consuming. The National Park Service, especially with funding cutbacks, cannot do it alone. Federal construction funds, combined with matching funds from the nonprofit organization “Friends of Acadia,” allowed for an extensive carriage road rehabilitation from 1992 through 1995. However, this needs to continue. As a result, a partnership was formed between the park and Friends of Acadia. An endowment was setup by Friends of Acadia in 1995 to aid in the protection of the carriage roads in perpetuity. In addition, volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year.