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Carriage Roads

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
207-288-3338
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Fantastic biking

The network of carriage roads provide wonderful, car-free paths for biking. The national park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JNFII
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Great roads

The Carriage Roads are perfect for walking, running, or cycling! I think they are perfect for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ddallas1969
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The network of carriage roads provide wonderful, car-free paths for biking. The national park rangers do have maps available of these roads, however while they show the pathways and intersections, they do not show elevation differences and they're are some steep trails in the network....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Carriage Roads are perfect for walking, running, or cycling! I think they are perfect for biking. If you have a gravel grinder bike - bring it! I saw many people on rentals and they were doing fine. It's also just a nice pleasant walk.

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at a property backing up to the Carriage Roads which made for very easy access. To say they are well maintained would be an understatement. My husband cycles pretty seriously, I on the other hand, do not. None the less, we set out...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 5 days ago

On our week-long trip to Acadia, we hiked on the carriage roads, attended a park ranger talk (Rockefeller's Bridges), and took a horse drawn carriage ride (Day Mountain). The Carriage Roads are well maintained and have side hikes that more adventuresome people can walk. The...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 6 days ago

Two couples who regularly bike 1 to 4 times per week rode the hard packed gravel carriage roads. We rode for 6 hours and covered 29 miles the first day at Acadia. Of course we stopped for the views regularly but we also had to...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were based in downtown Bar Harbor but interested in riding various areas in and around Acadia Park. We took advantage of having a rental car to begin our rides in different areas which resulted in renting bicycles from four different bike rental companies. All...More

1  Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love biking the carriage roads, especially early in the morning before we have too much company. There was some work being done on a couple of trails. An access trail to Day Mtn was closed for maintenance but a ranger advised us on an...More

1  Thank Robin22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Construction and routing of these dozens of miles of gravel roads and granite bridges personally supervised and financed by John D Rockefeller Jr, who later donated them and much of the lands constituting Acadia National Park to the public to become our nation's 1st national...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented bikes in town and took free shuttle to carriage path. Advertised as a gentle path suitable for seniors we found it more like moderate path with some pretty challenging hills and great scenery. Non hard paved gravel path also can be seen on...More

1  Thank Bowlerx_424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This may have been my favorite activity of the week! We rented bikes and did a 12mile bike ride around a series of connecting carriage roads. It was difficult in parts, but so worth it for the views. These roads are well trafficked, but not...More

Thank Lyndsay L
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Wayne C | Reviewed this property |
I'd consider starting at Jordan Pond House. This way you can spend time on rhe carriage road around Jordan Pond then relax at the Pond House and maybe enjoy tea or blueberry lemonade. If you want more seclusion then the road... More
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