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“The heart of the island.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carriage Roads

Carriage Roads
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Activities: Biking
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Glens Falls, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“The heart of the island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I highly recommend experiencing the carriage roads - I mean, what better way to see the interior of the island than a beautiful walk or bike along the well-marked carriage roads? Our Inn had a great book on the various loops which was helpful in getting around the carriage roads. We pedaled from NE Harbor to Jordan Pond and back - loved it!

Visited June 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great wide open trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The Carriage Roads are excellent wide open trails for those looking to explore the park beyond the roads, but not have to climb up a mountain. They would also be a great introduction to trail riding and running for those who haven't done it before. There are also some tougher hikes that cross the carriage roads, giving you the opportunity to mix up your hikes. The bridges crossing the streams are pretty neat as well.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado Springs
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143 attraction reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Great hiking/biking trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Well maintained and wide enough for bikes, people and horses, these trails wind thru the National park from ocean side to mountain summit. Couples with the Park Loop Roads, you can visit most of the park. Scenic and quiet--many options from short hikes, to day trips to miles-long bike jaunts. Crushed rock surface. You can ride a hybrid or mountain bike on these surfaces.

Visited May 2013
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Bangor, Maine
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“delight biking trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you're looking for a way to get around the Mount Desert Island, even close to the ocean on a bike this is how to do it. We look forward to next summer when we have more time to explore them further.

Visited September 2012
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HOlden, Maine
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“Bike, walk, ski or ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

One of the gems of this country. I am blessed to live nearby so I take advantage of fall and winter to ride and ski there. You can't find a better place in North America. Safe riding off the road for kids, elderly or just anyone. Trails all go past the most fabulous scenery on the east coast. Can't say enough about it. Just crowded with out-of-staters in the summer. OK, if you are from away!

Visited March 2013
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