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 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 bic...  more »
  • 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 carri...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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