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Address: Acadia National Park, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Stables that offer one- and two-hour carriage rides in Acadia National...

Stables that offer one- and two-hour carriage rides in Acadia National Park.

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"Must do while on the island"

The guide that we had was knowledgeable about the park the trails and the local history. Horses were all well kept and truly cared for.. I try to get to the island at least every... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Lafayette NJ
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Lafayette NJ
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The guide that we had was knowledgeable about the park the trails and the local history. Horses were all well kept and truly cared for.. I try to get to the island at least every other year and still take the tour every time.. Highly recommended !!

Thank robertem956
Crossville, Tennessee
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549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

You can go for a horse-drawn carriage ride or tour from end of May through mid-October with prices for adults ranging from $20 to $36. No horse trail rides, but you can bring your own horse & stable it at Wildwood Stables.

Thank magic_carpets
Kossuth, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Loved every part of Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park except this group. The actual carriage rides may be great, but I never got to find out. Staff did not appear to want to accommodate us or offer us advice on setting up a ride. Basically staff said sorry we are booked. While at the same time another employee... More 

Thank NavyMom85
Roseville, California
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took a carriage ride here as park of a cruise ship excursion. You ride in a long carriage drawn by two large draft horses along park trails made over 29 years by a member of the Vanderbilt family. The trails keep your exposure to car traffic to a minimum, but does share space with joggers and bike riders. For... More 

Thank Sean M
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife and I took the 1-hour carriage ride on a misty morning. The rain stopped and the sun actually came out during the ride. The route follows the horse trails built by the Rockefellers on the island. Our guide was a former Maine Attorney General and proved very knowledgeable of the history of the island. We can heartily recommend... More 

Thank DBearNC
Wellington, Fl
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful October ride on the carriage roads. We enjoyed the ride but felt that the driver/guide should have been more knowledgable about the park and carriage road info. We were disappointed because our driver did not seem sure of herself with the information and could not answer some of the questions. Our driver was very nice and handled the horses... More 

Thank Roberta T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We called on the day of and found last two seats on an hour ride. Our dog was welcomed on the ride as long as he behaved well and would not bark at the horses. In summer season this activity would be very, very popular and I would book much further in advance. Morgan was our driver and guide who... More 

Thank Joseph S
Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

These carriage rides through the national park on gravel carriage roads built by the Rockefellers between 1913 and the 60s (before they donated the land for a park and closed to cars) are a "must do" on Mt Desert Island. They run for 5 months a year and when we rang a few weeks before the end of the season... More 

Thank Victoria S
DeWitt, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had the misfortune of having a rainy day for our one-hour carriage ride, but the rain didn't spoil the experience at all. In a world focused on electronics, speed, and loud hype, it was a great change of pace to slow down for an hour and take a quiet ride through the park on an open wagon that can... More 

1 Thank Joe H
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The office is usually busy, so keep calling to make your reservation. Tour guide was excellent. I feel the carriage roads in Acadia are best experienced by the carriage ride.

Thank joannemz

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