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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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243 reviews 243 reviews
150 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The park was closed while i was there due to the Government shutdown and the Carriage roads where one of the few ways you could take in some of the scenic beauty and grandeur. It's hard to imagine these being built so long ago but they offer some peace and solitude along with great natural beauty.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We rented bikes and a bike trailer and had the best time riding around. My 6 month old either slept or had a great time seeing the sites. We wish we would have planned for more than one day in Acadia. There is so much to see. Riding the carriage roads gives you a fun way to cover ground but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is philanthropy at its best. Rockefeller could have built the carriage roads and kept them for his family's use, but instead he gave them to the public along with the rest of Acadia National Park. Whether you're walking, hiking or biking (or riding in your horse-drawn carriage, as they were originally intended), they are incredible. First, they take you... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I was on a biking tour of Maine and we did 2 days of biking in the Carriage Roads. Beautiful the bridges are all stone, roads are well maintained for hiking and biking. If you are unable to walk they still have carriage rides which I would have loved to do too.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

These trails are truly wonderful, but they do take a bit of planning to enjoy properly. First is to pick the right trail. If you are quite fit, do the section from intersection 12 to 10. It's a very long climb, but the views of the sound, mainland, and interior of the island are superb once you get to the... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A very cool piece of history of this amazing National Park - did you know about the Rockerfellers' involvement in Acadia's development? Learn about it while you're there! Great for biking or hiking, too!

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Southampton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We hired hybrid bikes from South West Cycles at South West Harbor and found them to be very efficient and accommodating. We got excellent bikes, helmets, locks and puncture repair kit and were out of the shop ready to go in ten minutes. Staff were informed and really nice. We parked at the north entrance to Eagle Lake and cycled... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The carriage roads through the park provide scenic views at every turn as well as quality mountain biking! Scenic, Witch Pond Trail Road and the Eagle Lake Road are two great carriage roads with some hilly terrain and scenery at every turn. Be sure to stop by the rapids and pond on the Witch Pond Loop and both combined are... More

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Latham, NY
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A group of us rented bikes and went through several of the carriage roads. The views and the wooded areas are serene and peaceful. We were lucky enough to see a variety of wild animal in their natural habitat, as well as get a great workout in, the trails are long and even. They are not overcrowded either which is... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

These carriage roads are so perfect for walkers, bikers, and horse riders. The wind through the woods of Acadia National Park. Some of these trails climb up the mountains of the parks. The sights are breathtaking and the trails go on for miles. It is so quite and serene. A perfect day out. Bathrooms are throughout the park.

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