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Address: , Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Activities: Biking

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Carriage Road for Joggers !

The Carriage Road is a large system of inter-locking gravel roads crisscrossing much of the eastern center of Acadia National Park. It is limited to pedestrian and bicycling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Carriage Road is a large system of inter-locking gravel roads crisscrossing much of the eastern center of Acadia National Park. It is limited to pedestrian and bicycling traffic, and links to some of the park's trails as well. I recently discovered what a blessing this feature of Acadia is for jogging or running; and certainly one for my peace... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After we were done with Hulls Cove VC, we decided to stretch our legs & hike the carriage road, which you can access from the parking lot. We took the short, easy, 1.8 mile hike to Witch Hole Pond, which is a loop trail. It was very enjoyable & scenic. The pond was just beautiful. The road follows Witch Hole,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We walked along some of the carriage roads from Jordan Pond and it was simply a nice way of appreciating nature. The roads are not that crowded and there are many meanderings so one can deviate at any time onto the varied selection of roads. Very relaxing, and to think that all this was the idea of Rockefeller in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The carriage were designed for....you guessed it, carriages. So they are wide, level, with gentle slopes, making acess possible for almost everyone. The raids wide through classic New England forest. Although summer is busy, it is not crowded on these trails. But you really want to save yourself for fall when the color is spectacular.

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We tried cycling these trails, found the trails and maps a little difficult to read at times. some confusion over areas that are marked (no bikes allowed) My husband rides a recumbent bike because of some limitations and we found this to be really frustrating. The bridges themselves are well worth the cycle and the quietness on the trails is... More 

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New Ipswich,NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

During the week is much better than weekends. Lots of people but lots to see too. Really hilly but the down hills are just fantastic.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The carriage ride tours fill up quick. To get your choice of tour allow at least two days ahead of the end of your vacation. I only could get the one hour tour and the tour guide Charlie was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Manomet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My carriage was drawn by a pair of gorgeous horses, about 18 hands tall. The driver was from northern Maine and very knowledgeable about the horses and the location. The 1 hour carriage ride was well worth the $20 it cost, even in the foggy weather. I would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Perfect place to bike..some very challenging but views are worth it! Saw lots of small kids on bikes with training wheels not sure if they made it but great to see them out there!!

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Landsiville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We biked on these trails. Great way to see the park on a safe route. Beware that even the "easy" ones do have hills.

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