Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013: Acadia is now in winter mode, which means that most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mt. road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section,from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Rd., and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Rd. More »
Carriage Road Explorers - Teacher Resources
While traveling on horse-drawn carriages from Wildwood Stables, or on foot, third-grade students are introduced to the history of Acadia's carriage roads and the importance of preserving cultural resources.
Educator's Guide (pdf - 219kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.
All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.
Abrell, Diana F. A Pocket Guide to the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 1990.
Collier, Sargent F. Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park: An Informal History. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 1978.
Dorr, George B. The Story of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia Publishing Company, 1991.
Ernst, Joseph W., editor. Worthwhile Places: Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright. USA: Fordham University Press, 1991.
*Reiley, William D. and Roxanne S. Brouse. Historic Resource Study for the Carriage Road System, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, ME. Charlottesville, VA: Reiley & Associates, 1989.
Roberts, Ann Rockefeller. Mr. Rockefeller's Roads. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 1990.
Thayer, Robert A. Acadia's Carriage Roads. Camden, ME: Downeast Books. 2002.
National Park Service. Exploring the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park.
Did You Know?
The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.