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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Don't miss the carriage roads in Acadia National Park

Before your trip, take some time to read about the carriage roads and the bridges you will come across during your walks.There's some great history around the planning and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Deb R
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Strongsville, Ohio
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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Before your trip, take some time to read about the carriage roads and the bridges you will come across during your walks.There's some great history around the planning and financial support by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The bridges are beautiful and the carriage roads take you through incredible areas of the park. The scenery and waterfalls are great. Be prepared... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked for hours through these roads an got such a workout. Many people were cycling or running. There are trails too! We got a little lost on our hike but you do get service so you can just use your phone. The ponds are beautiful. Try to get there early in the morning when it's quiet.

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - nearly 45 miles of crushed stone roadway - almost all within Acadia National Park - that are wonderful for long bike rides, strolling and hikes. Great way to see and enjoy the park. We rented bikes in town and went on an 18 mile bike ride from the Duck Road... More 

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new england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The carriage roads were great for everyone. We had ages from 8-62 and we all bikes the loop around eagle lake. Well maintained and everyone seemed to mind the rules. I plan to go every year and try other trails!!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The roads originally built for the horse and carriage visitor are closed to car traffic. The roads are packed gravel and for the most part, easily traveled by bicycle or on foot. And are another way to view small wildlife and the various lakes and ponds. Many of the roads connect with parking lots and other park venues, the old... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going through the roads is a great relaxing way to see the park, and learn about its history and connection to the Rockefeller family.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to the park several times and the carriage roads are an alternative to hiking. During our most recent visit, we walked the loop trail around Witch Hole Pond. It's very close to the Visitor Center, in fact, you can walk out from the parking lot. There is some elevation gain but for the most part it's an easy... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the trails have a lot of ups and downs, but generally speaking they are great for families and casual bike riders. The roads are wide enough to ride side by side and there are no cars allowed!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented bikes in Southwest Harbor and headed out. There is very little information on the internet about the roads and steepness of hills etc. So we had no idea what to expect with kids. We chose the lower roads to avoid some of the Bar Harbor traffic. We biked from Brown Mountain to Jordan Pond House (all is better... More 

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Accessible from the Acadia National Park visitor center and many other places on Mount Desert Island the Carriage Roads allow for wide and gently graded foot or bike traffic. Trails are well marked and will get you nearly anywhere in the main park you may wish to go. Some of the inclines are gentle and go on for nearly 2... More 

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