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Address: Acadia National Park, ME
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Biking

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Winter on the Carriage Roads

We walked along the carriage road near Eagle Lake with our Jack Russell Terrier in early March. Many of the carriage trails are "groomed" for cross country skiers, and the snow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Donna B
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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We walked along the carriage road near Eagle Lake with our Jack Russell Terrier in early March. Many of the carriage trails are "groomed" for cross country skiers, and the snow is well packed so that you can walk on the snow without sinking into it. There were several feet of snow on the ground and we were fine wearing... More 

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Wells, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We found a nice safe parking lot and unloaded our bikes for a relaxing ride along the sure pack carriage roads. We found the roads to be mildly steep and wide enough to pass or be passed safely. Hiking trails intersect the roads and you can change to a hike if you chose. The carriage roads are lined with carved... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great easy hiking - good for almost any skill level, and you can always weave your way to Jordon's Pond to grab a bite.

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australia
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited Acacia national park and spent a day cycling through the park on the carriage roads. The roads are well kept and smooth to ride. There are many long steep gradual hills that seem to go on forever but the upside is you know what goes up must come down! There are not many places to stop with picnic... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The carriage roads were designed by John D Rockefeller and other conservationists. They wanted to protect the park and keep its' natural beauty. Today there are 45 miles of these rustic trails and 17 stone bridges that span roads and waterfalls. The carriage roads are of dirt and yes, you can go for a carriage ride or you can ride... More 

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indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We loved the trial. Our big knock is that there are no mileage indications on the signs. So if you are riding and you decide you may want to see "Bubble Rock" (as we did) you don't know if it is half a mile away or 10 miles away because all you have is an arrow indicating direction. This is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We really enjoyed the well maintained trails on our bikes, a few more hills than I expected but still easy riding. Lovely views and to be among the autumn colurs. We saw very few people walking or cycling so felt very privelidged to enjoy the quiet and peace. Be sure to get your bearings before you start as map,confused us... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The carriage roads are well traveled by auto, busses, hiking and biking. They are well maintained and an important part of the history of Arcadia National Park.

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Felton, California
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We didn't see anyone on our hour long walk on one of the carriage roads. Well marked and easy walking with a few small hills. Very quiet and peaceful with a few deer and other critters along the way.

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New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Carriage Roads are unique to Acadia, they are a series of trails through the park that are closed to cars, and great for biking/ running /walking. Horses are also allowed on the roads. Make sure you have a good map of the roads, it is also helpful to understand the elevation changes, some get steep for a while and... More 

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