Trip Planner: USA / Maine / DownEast and Acadia Maine / Mount Desert Island / Acadia National Park / Carriage Roads
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. A visit to Carriage Roads represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Acadia National Park online trip planner to plot your vacation.
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This is a network of unpaved roads which are open to hikers, bikes, and horses. It's probably best enjoyed on bike but also a useful way to get between hiking trails on foot. The roads have an... more »
We enjoyed bicycling through the carriage roads. The fall colors weren’t quite settled in yet, but it was still scenic and a fun way to explore the park. We did the main loop with our car as well... more »
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