Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park

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Hike or bike in pristine nature along Carriage Roads, closed to motorized vehicles. Funded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who personally oversaw their construction between 1919 and 1931, the roads lead through thick native forests and cross stone bridges. You can combine hiking with canoeing in the summer period. Most roads are open for cross-country skiing or snowmobiles in the wintertime, but it's a good idea to check the website for any weather-related closures before you make your plans. Before you head to Acadia National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Acadia National Park online trip planner , to make sure you see all that Acadia National Park has to offer, including Carriage Roads.
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  • We rode bikes and boy those hills were tough even being a cyclist. Rented bikes and they were a little well rode. Wish the park had mile indicator, we did like 17 Miles and the scenery is so pretty wi...  more »
  • You can really appreciate Rockefeller’s obsession with what is now Acadia. The Carriage Roads were no doubt a labor of love, a respectful bow to nature, and it is here for all of us to take in with ou...  more »
  • Very informative. Relaxing. Three different types of tours available for 1-2 hours at different times of the day. Chance for pictures with the horses at the end and to pet them.  more »
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