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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Biking

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Charming Carriage Roads, Wonderful Walk Paths

These are most beautiful walking paths we've seen. You can bike the carriage roads too. Some of the carriage roads are closed to bikers. This is stepping back in time as you walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

These are most beautiful walking paths we've seen. You can bike the carriage roads too. Some of the carriage roads are closed to bikers. This is stepping back in time as you walk among the trees. If you love to walk, this a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes in Bar Harbor and did some touring on the carriage roads. The scenery was gorgeous and the trails were not crowded. I would highly recommend this.

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We walked, but next time we'll take bikes. Both ways will work for you. Great way to become one with nature without getting heat exhaustion.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We love hiking the carriage roads through Acadia National Park. We discovered a great one that circles Eagle Lake on this trip. In addition to hiking these roads, you can bike them or take a horse and buggy tour.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We rode around Eagle Lake, Jordan Pond, and Bubble Pond, as well as a couple of loops near Upper Hadlock Pond / Ampitheater trail. All offer fantastic experiences with incredible views. But be sure to bring band aids. Easy to pick up speed on the decline at Ampitheater and slip on the crushed rock surfaces. Witnessed a couple of falls... More 

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We bikes the carriage roads yesterday and it was AWESOME! Every climb was matched with an equally thrilling descent, the views were spectacular, and the trails were relatively unpopulated. A wonderful way to see the park!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

These paths are such a treat. Whether you are a biker or walker or horseback rider, you will enjoy the peaceful serenity of these wide, gravelly paths through the woods. The areas around Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond can get a bit crowded, but if you use a different entry or even just go a little further down the paths,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a priceless gift John D. Rockefeller, Jr. gave when he built these 45 miles of crushed stone roads. They are 16 feet wide & vehicles are prohibited making them safe for bikers & hikers alike. We soaked up the beauty of the woods & the waters as we biked various paths. LOVED IT! Would have biked another day if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a fantastic way to see Acadia. We did a loop around Eagle Lake and Jordon Pond from Bar Harbor with a stop at the Jordon Pond House for lunch. All in all we rode almost 19 miles and about 12 of those were uphill...well, that is how it felt (still does whenever I go to stand up). But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

These are some of my most favorite trails to ride my bike on. There's trails for every rider and also trails that are quite pleasant to walk on. Eagle lake, Bubble Pond and Jordan Pond are just simply beautiful and very easy walking for every age group. There are a variety of trails to ride on some steep and some... More 

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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Acadia National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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