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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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Amazing trails for hiking and biking

Get a great sampling of Acadia by hiking or biking the miles of carriage roads. Moderately steep in some places, so plan accordingly if you are biking. Plenty of great picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Jeremy G
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Get a great sampling of Acadia by hiking or biking the miles of carriage roads. Moderately steep in some places, so plan accordingly if you are biking. Plenty of great picnic spots, bathrooms, and beautiful stone bridges.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were staying in Bar Harbor and rented bikes at Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop. We had a short ride from the edge of town into Acadia National Park to pick up the carriage road. Another TripAdvisor reviewer suggested to take the carriage roads in a counter-clockwise direction. I was happy we took the advice. There is quite a long incline... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When you visit Acadia National Park you must enjoy the carriage roads. Within the park these roads traverse 45 miles or 72 kilometers completely free of motor vehicles. Summer access is easy. The Island Explorer bus offers a van and trailer to carry bicycles and their riders out to Eagle Lake, about 3 miles, 5 km, from the Bar Harbor... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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