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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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Clarendon Hills, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am sorry to say that we didn't get the name of the group that picked us up and took us to Acadia Park. They fitted us with helmets and bikes and the tour group leader JEROD M. was EXCELLENT. The biking was easy and fun and we garnered lots of information from Jerod and Eric. I would highly recommend... More

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ft worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wide family friendly roads, gentle hills, and the best scenery in Maine! Took my breath away. Rent a bike and do it! It will be one of your trip highlights. And you can ride your bike from Bar Harbor. Coast most of the way back.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I really loved the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park. I did several bike rides - some of the rides are a bit hilly but there are some flat rides as well. I also did a Carriage Ride in a Horse drawn Carriage that was awesome. Our guide was an elderly fella that was a wealth of knowledge of the... More

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Huron, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We wanted to waslk some of the carriage roads and they are located just behind the Jordan's pond visitor buiding, The paths lead behind and intersect and people can ride bikes or walk and it is so peaceful and beautiful to take a walk in the woods. Birds Chipmonks are all around and the smell of pine, just heaven. One... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The path around the lake is just stunning. The reflections were best early morning. This groomed road around the park is the best part of it all. Rent bikes and make a day of it... We just hung around the lake and spied an eagles nest... watched the soaring and yes got some great pics. There is a nest just... More

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great fun. There's going to be more uphill and downhill than expected. But still very enjoyable. Met some people who brought their horses from Vermont to ride here too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Whether you are walking, riding a bike, or riding in a horse drawn carriage, you will find both beauty and a sense of peace on the carriage roads in Acadia National Park. If you go on one of the carriage rides, you will learn something about how they were designed and built by David Rockefeller with the 16 beautiful stone... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can not add anything to what is already in print about these roads. The experience is best if you are an experienced biker. My wife and I road about 30 miles, climbed the rocks on the west shore of Jordan Lake and ate lunch on a perfect 10 day. Finished with pop-overs and black beer.

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Eastern PA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Thanks to purchasing a carriage path map, we could see the elevation change and know which routes would be more challenging when biking. The road around Eagle lake has great views (and admittedly had to walk my bike in places, but it was SO worth it). We walked to the original cobblestone bridge which was really worthwhile. There are so... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We rented bikes in Bar Harbor and took the shuttle to the Carriage Roads. With the beautiful stone bridges and the tall forests, I felt like I was in a storybook scene. If you are used to biking on rail-trails, you will find this quite a bit more hilly, but of course, that means downhill coasting along with the uphill... More

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