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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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australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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276 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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375 reviews 375 reviews
183 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Snellville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

These trails / pedestrian roads are great to bike, walk, or run on in Acadia. Starting by Hull's Cove and running towards Eagle Lake was a great set of scenery from Witch Hole Pond to Eagle Lake. Well maintained, no cars, and gorgeous! Best of all, it's away from all the tourists on Cadillac Mountain. Best national park I have... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fall is the season to be here at Acadia. The colors are so vibrant and magical.. Loved the carriage road.. There are numerous spots for photography. Don't forget to enjoy nature !! You can see some of my images from Acadia at http://nationalparksimages.blogspot.com/2014/10/acad.html

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Gill, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

These roads are a fantastic way to get out in nature without the risk of uneven surfaces and possible ankle twisting. You can look all round as you walk and not fear tripping. The stone bridges are fantastic and make sure you hike underneath them for a total picture. Take a map as there are many intersections. I'll go back... More

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