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

We had read about biking on the carriage trails but had no idea how perfect they would be for a relaxing day of biking. We had our mountain bikes and did all of the trails plus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had read about biking on the carriage trails but had no idea how perfect they would be for a relaxing day of biking. We had our mountain bikes and did all of the trails plus stopped for lunch at the Jordan Pond House in about 5 hours with plenty of time to enjoy the views. Gentle hills - great... More 

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Atlantic Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My cousin lives in his place on one of the parks ponds for the summer and we have visited for a number of years in July. We always do a number of the roads for our daily exercise and it is so nice. The air is always so fresh. The roads pristine. The views magnificent.

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Pitman, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The carriage roads are beautiful and the views stunning. We booked a tour on an open air wagon similar to a hayride. I saw other people on horseback and that looked like a great way to see the roads.

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1 Thank TRM1968
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The carriage roads provided us a great opportunity to walk, bike or hike portions of Acadia National Park that the automobile roads do not permit access to. The carriage tours were closed for the season when we toured. They were quiet, peaceful retreats away from the sounds of modern life.

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wallingford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

You can take tours on a horse drawn carriage/wagon that will take you through most of the carriage roads. They will give you history and tell you stories related to the roads.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Do not bypass this magnificent national park...Cadillac Mt. Is a must...so is the restaurant, free buse rides around all points of interest in park....you can get off and then get back on or walk to next stop to catch bus! One day is not enough...several days is best...to much to see or do, definitely for walkers and hikers or bring... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

These are beautiful, well maintained roads throughout the park. Stop by the visitor center to get a map of all the carriage roads. The roads are flat and, though we strolled part way on several, I can see how they would be best experienced on a bike. Look forward to coming back to further explore these beautiful passes through the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a wonderful 5 mile walk along the carriage roads, through the Acadia National Park. Highly recommend it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

To walk on carriage roads, wear boots if you have them but sneakers will work fine too, be sure to have a carriage road map. A free one is available at the welcome/visitor center. I bought a combination trail/carriage road map. Even though there are sign posts, having a carriage road map is a necessity as the routes can be... More 

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took a bike ride along the beautiful carriage roads. Acadia has over 45 miles of carriage roads open to hikers, bikers, and horse-drawn carriages. A bike ride along the roads through the forested mountainsides and along the ponds is an incredible experience. But be ready for some sore muscles if you are not an avid biker. Some the the... More 

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