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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  • The NPS has maps of the carriage roads. It is easy to find an easy stroll/hike on one of these, as there are literally miles of them within the park. We did not take full advantage of these until late...  more »
  • Rockefeller financed the building of these carriage roads in the early 1900's. You can picture the ladies and gentlemen of the day touring this lovely park in their best outfits. There are almost 60 m...  more »

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