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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 12---We rented bikes in Bar Harbor at Acadia Bikes and took the FREE Bicycle Express from Village Green up to the carriage trails. We rode the 11 mile loop around both Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond. You do need to pay attention to the signs around Jordon Lake since the trails criss-cross... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We walked a few miles on the roads and enjoyed it very much. Renting a bike allows you to see much more.

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Orangeville, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We biked some of the carriage roads during our trip to Acadia National park. We biked around Eagle Lake, Echo pond and to the Jordan Pond House. I am not an experience biker but I only had to get off of my bike a couple of times to walk a piece uphill. It is wonderful not to have to worry... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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