Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park

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Biking Trail
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Carriage Roads by using our Acadia National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • The carriage roads are beautiful, and very well maintained. But, you don't get the true understanding or depths of the care put into developing them unless you take a ranger tour. We walked over three...  more »
  • We have visited the carriage roads several times in both the summer and winter. During the spring through fall, they are wonderful for biking around Acadia. In the winter, when there's enough snow you...  more »
  • Spent three days hiking different sections of the roads. The roads are well maintained and easy to walk. Splendid scenery and vistas. We saw nine of the stone bridges which are very impressive. The Ca...  more »