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Carriage Roads

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Fabulous trails

We took our horses here and rode for 2 days. Should have stayed longer. The roads are wonderful. It... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Step back in time

The Rockefeller family gave one of the initial land grants to establish the park, giving up part of... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Provo, Utah
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We took our horses here and rode for 2 days. Should have stayed longer. The roads are wonderful. It is only open to hikers, bicycles and equestrians. The only thing we found was quite a few of the bicyclests did not yield to our horses....More

Thank roadtoretirement
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Rockefeller family gave one of the initial land grants to establish the park, giving up part of their own estate. They loved to see the island via carriage, so part of the grant included the carriage roads with the proviso that they be kept...More

2  Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had originally planned on renting an electric bicycle to do the carriage roads to only (sadly) find out that day that they don't allow electric bikes on them :( So we followed the rules & opted for a peddle bike. We had planned on...More

1  Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Though I have visited Acadia numerous times, this is unfortunately the first time I have ridden my bike on Mr. Rockefeller's Carriage Roads. What Joy! We ended up riding 22 miles of roads over 3 days and enjoyed every minute. You actually enter wilderness that...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We biked a few miles on this trail with a guide. There is a lot of history behind the trail system. It was a rainy day when we went, but it was still fun and beautiful. There are some nice bridges on the trail for...More

Thank hanksmomma
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very well preserved trails and history of the park. Great place to hike, bike, horseback ride! Take a walk on one you'll be glad you did!

Thank Traveller-NS
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We rented bikes and rode the carriage roads by ourselves. Several other bikers and hikers were along the way. Very pretty scenery, although a lot of it was forest up close. Must have a map. Some of the elevations were challenging and I ended walking...More

Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We took the advise of the Rangers at Hulls Cove on understanding the Carriage Road maps, we didn't have any idea about the elevations on these paths until we heard others talking about it in the Centre. Helpful ! We took the Carriage Road down...More

2  Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We took a ranger led hike of the carriage roads. Very nice to get a little history and A great way to see the park. one can hike, bike or run on the carriage roads. We saw people biking and also saw many out for...More

1  Thank Lisamb1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We rode 2 of the carriage roads-Witch Hole Pond and Eagle Lake. Both were about 6 miles each and we somewhat of a challenge (we are used to distance riding on flat roads in NW Ohio). Get to the parking lot early or you will...More

Thank Lisa D
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Wayne C | Reviewed this property |
I'd consider starting at Jordan Pond House. This way you can spend time on rhe carriage road around Jordan Pond then relax at the Pond House and maybe enjoy tea or blueberry lemonade. If you want more seclusion then the road... More