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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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"Great way to see Acadia"

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
dncavic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 can enjoy the park on cross country skis.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Carriage Roads are a tremendous way to see the park and to take in nature.

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Green Brook, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carriage Roads were built between 1913-1940 by J D Rockefeller. We attended the 100th anniversary of the park system. Friends were there to drive the term used to ride on horse and carriages. The event was over 4 days and about 15 carriages took part in the celebration. The Roads are very well maintained we rode our bike over... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I didn't spend much time on the Carriage Roads, because there was horseback traffic (and horse poop), bicycles, strollers and walkers- too congested, so we stuck to the hiking paths. The Carriage Roads are flat thought, so they're good for walking- no climbing.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We walked the famous Carriage Roads in October- what a treat! We loved each and every minute of each of our hikes (we chose different ones each day). The fall splendor was outstanding.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Although my bike has road tires, I decided to ride the quieter Carriage Roads instead of the busy Loop Road. They are peaceful and easy. You can't ride very fast but that's OK. The serenity is what I was looking for. It is a nice way to enjoy the deeper parts of the Park without all of the people.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a must do if you are visiting this area. I would love to ridden all 45 miles. This is great regardless of skill level or age. These carriage roads are car free which makes them great for riding and talking and you don't have to worry about traffic if you have little ones with you.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We hiked the Witch hole trail using carriage roads. These are wide gravel roads which are kid and bike friendly, away from any traffic noise

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I first saw the carriage roads in Acadia back in the early 1980s. Seeing them again was a real treat. They are a real cultural treasure as well as a remarkable recreational resource. I especially like the stone-faced bridges, which blend into the landscape as harmoniously as any bridges you’ll ever see.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great outing with amazing views that pop up everywhere. If you are in reasonable shape, are well hydrated with a lunch you will have a blast. Bike rentals in Bar Harbor reasonable and quality bikes, well maintained.

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