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Carriage Roads

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Nice way to avoid the Park Loop crowd

The carriage roads are a very nice way to experience the park away from the crowds along Park Loop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philadelphia, PA
Great biking!

I have been looking forward to biking here since learning about these roads. We rented bikes from a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lai Y
Westchester, New York, United States
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

The carriage roads are a very nice way to experience the park away from the crowds along Park Loop. The trails are well kept and the views are beautiful. Choose your bike type wisely. I'm a road cyclist and most comfortable on the road. I...More

Thank Romans5
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been looking forward to biking here since learning about these roads. We rented bikes from a shop at the far end of Cottage St and was able to get to the roads without too much riding on the streets via Duck Brook Rd....More

Thank Lai Y
Reviewed yesterday

Due to some leg and back issues this summer we weren't up for hiking in Acadia this year so we took a 2 hour carriage tour from the Wildwood Stables and thought it was a perfect substitute. Brynn, our guide, and Arianna, our driver, gave...More

Thank KathieColumbus_Ohio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether traveling by horse, bike, or on foot, the carriage roads are a marvel of engineering (and totally devoid of cars). Beautiful vistas, incredible biodiversity/geology along the way, and a distinct lack of mosquitoes!

Thank dentalmediator
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been doing the carriage trails for many years. For those who are not ardent hikers this is a nice way to do some gentle hiking and get a nice view of nature. we also have a basset hound who does not do up...More

Thank Lizzy K
Reviewed 6 days ago

The 2 hour carriage ride to the top of Day Mountain was delightful. Our driver was very entertaining and we learned a lot about horses and the history of the Rockefeller Carriage Roads. Since no cars are allowed on the roads, the ride was peaceful...More

Thank JerseaGirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

We rented bikes and explored the carriage trails and bridges by wheels. The paths are well maintained with signs indicating the correct direction.

1  Thank Cgormans4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There aren't that many places in America where you can enjoy a car free trails that are mostly shaded along lakes, ponds and wooded forest. In addition, the extent of this carriage road allows one to ride as long as you can or as little...More

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carriage Roads are mostly wide and beautifully maintained. There were a lot of bikers when we were there which made the roads less safe for hikers.

1  Thank MaryMontagueSikes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our tandem mountain bikes on the carriage trails, around Eagle Lake and Days Mountain and thoroughly enjoyed the views. The trails are well maintained, wide enough to meet other bike traffic and offer scenic views of the bays. There are markers at intersections...More

Thank claude_monnier
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2 August 2017|
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Response from AiyanaAC | Reviewed this property |
The top/north part of eagle lake is flat & you could spend an hour walking the eastern side down & back. Bubble pond also flat, so either could work nicely.