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Carriage Roads

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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So cool how well preserved

Very well preserved trails and history of the park. Great place to hike, bike, horseback ride... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nova Scotia, Canada
Beautiful Scenery, Great Workout on a Bike

We rented bikes and rode the carriage roads by ourselves. Several other bikers and hikers were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Payson, Arizona
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well preserved trails and history of the park. Great place to hike, bike, horseback ride! Take a walk on one you'll be glad you did!

Thank Traveller-NS
Reviewed 6 days ago

We rented bikes and rode the carriage roads by ourselves. Several other bikers and hikers were along the way. Very pretty scenery, although a lot of it was forest up close. Must have a map. Some of the elevations were challenging and I ended walking...More

Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the advise of the Rangers at Hulls Cove on understanding the Carriage Road maps, we didn't have any idea about the elevations on these paths until we heard others talking about it in the Centre. Helpful ! We took the Carriage Road down...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a ranger led hike of the carriage roads. Very nice to get a little history and A great way to see the park. one can hike, bike or run on the carriage roads. We saw people biking and also saw many out for...More

Thank Lisamb1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode 2 of the carriage roads-Witch Hole Pond and Eagle Lake. Both were about 6 miles each and we somewhat of a challenge (we are used to distance riding on flat roads in NW Ohio). Get to the parking lot early or you will...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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