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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.

Maine State Learning Results

All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.

General Bibliography

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.

Student Literature

National Park Service. Exploring the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park.

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.