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Carriage Roads

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Carriage Roads

What a treat! We took the ride that features the bridges. The driver was such a charming... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great way to spend the afternoon at the park

My husband and I were limited on time so, we just took a walk on one of the carriage roads. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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So...... the Carriage Roads. Biking. We started at the north-end of Eagle Lake and then went up (south) around Jordan Pond. Pretty much the standard route as I understand it. We did have an unplanned detour though. The roads are not well marked at all....More

Thank dhornick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We biked this 6-7 mile trail, our first carriage trail. We did it counter clockwise on the recommendation of a volunteer biking guide, to have the most incline part over with first and were glad we did. It's a lovely biking trail, wide, mostly hard...More

Thank Marijayne
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a treat! We took the ride that features the bridges. The driver was such a charming, articulate and well-informed college student. She knew her facts. The stories behind these bridges are so fascinating! And I can’t think of a more enjoyable thing to do...More

1  Thank lbelmain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked sections of the carriage road which are seldom used by carriage today and loved. The easy hikes and beautiful scenery

Thank Codfish1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes in Bar Harbor and had a shuttle take us to the carriage roads. It was very easy to get there and the scenery was beautiful! A few inclines, but I just walked my bike up. They are 16 feet wide so lots...More

Thank russkim240
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were limited on time so, we just took a walk on one of the carriage roads. It was great with lots to see along the way. There were lots of bikers and next time, we would love to do that.

1  Thank pacwp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carriage roads are a network of exceptionally well-maintained gravel roads that crisscross much of the interior of the park and connect you to many of the major destinations. The roads are smooth and pleasant for biking, but some folks also use them for walking/hiking....More

2  Thank Seth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used the carriage road as as connector for our hikes. The road is accessible via bike, for and car at various locations. The portions we traveled were unpaved, but were well maintained. If you want to break off from the main roads, find a...More

Thank crutt13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The roads are beautiful. I plan on conquering them one day on my bike. I did anything but conquer them on my first trip. I spent more time pushing my bike then I did riding it. We started at the hull coves visitor center to...More

1  Thank kristen o
Reviewed August 11, 2018

To best see the bridges, you must take. Carriage ride. On bike, you are not allowed past the first bridge and the trip back is all uphill so only for the strong. Also, the horse drawn ride allows you on private Rockefeller owned land that...More

7  Thank Rinah S
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Charles G
August 10, 2018|
Response from russkim240 | Reviewed this property |
We rented hybrid bikes and got along fine.
June 5, 2018|
Response from SnowyOwl710 |
You can ride from the rental location, or put your bike on the island explorer (thank you LLBean), and get out at eagle lake or jordon pond.