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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Biking

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The carriage ways through the park are stunning and thoroughly enjoyable for riding or walking. Our family enjoyed them immensely. The free bus service makes it too easy and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The carriage ways through the park are stunning and thoroughly enjoyable for riding or walking. Our family enjoyed them immensely. The free bus service makes it too easy and we were very grateful to the Rockefeller Family & US Government for setting this up and allowing people to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. What an amazing few days... More 

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We walked along the carriage road near Eagle Lake with our Jack Russell Terrier in early March. Many of the carriage trails are "groomed" for cross country skiers, and the snow is well packed so that you can walk on the snow without sinking into it. There were several feet of snow on the ground and we were fine wearing... More 

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Wells, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We found a nice safe parking lot and unloaded our bikes for a relaxing ride along the sure pack carriage roads. We found the roads to be mildly steep and wide enough to pass or be passed safely. Hiking trails intersect the roads and you can change to a hike if you chose. The carriage roads are lined with carved... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great easy hiking - good for almost any skill level, and you can always weave your way to Jordon's Pond to grab a bite.

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australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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Felton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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55 helpful votes 55 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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