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Carriage Roads

Acadia National Park, ME
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Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Traveler Description: The 45 miles of carriage roads in Acadia are for hikers, bikers, horse riders and carriage drivers - no motor vehicles are allowed. The ten miles of... more »
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I rode bikes along the carriage roads near Eagle Lake. The roads are wonderful for seeing the hidden parts of the island. I highly recommend it. A topographical map (National Geographic sells them of Acadia) is highly recommended so as to keep you off steep roads, or at least to advise you on what you might be... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The carriage road system was interesting and very useful for us as avid hikers and bikers. They provided a safe way to get around the park without having to worry about auto traffic. The roads are well kept and they had rangers posted periodically to help with directions and questions.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Carriage Roads are excellent for biking or walking. My family did a trail called, Around the Mountain. It was about 8.5 miles and rather difficult. We are in decent shape but we are hikers/joggers/walkers, not experienced cyclists. We all had a great time, though, and are really glad we did it. What a great day we had. We enjoyed... More

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Hanover, NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I just got back from our annual vacation to ride the Acadia National Park Carriage Roads. We stay at Acacia House (a great B & B with delicious full breakfasts and afternoon snacks) and ride every carriage road in the park each year. None of the carriage roads are really steep, but many, including the Around the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Bring a bike, waters, some power bars, food and plan to spend 2-8 hours here. The roads are perfect for biking and taking advantage of the beauty of acadia. Prepare yourself for hills as this is a national park with mountains! My husband and I biked around eagle lake and the also bikes the witch's loop and duck bridge north... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The carriage roads are an excellent place for runners! The roads go on for many miles and provide absolutely beautiful views. The roads are very biker and runner friendly since they do not allow motorized vehicles. There are also many different access points to the roads.

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Suburban Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

These are beautiful and great for biking, just be aware that there is allot of hills, they are built in the "mountains" of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a blast! We had a little more uphill riding than anticipated, but it was doable for me (I ride 1x per year and it's not on hills). And all the ups mean nice downhill coasting. The trails were really impressive and well maintained. Beautiful views as there are through all of Acadia. Just make sure to bring a map... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The carriage roads were wonderful to hike. Loved the stone bridges. We enjoyed because my husband has COPD and was able to enjoy the walking without too much exertion.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Riding bikes on the carriage roads shoudl be experienced by everyone, but be wary that many of them are quite hilly. There are very few stretches that are flat enough for children to tackle themselves. The Eagle Lake area is your best bet for children, but not the loop around the lake - that would be too much.

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