• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

Bicycling

Carriage Roads

 
Winding through the heart of the park, the carriage roads have crushed rock surfaces perfect for bicycling. Cyclists share the carriage roads with horses and pedestrians. Bicycling is not permitted on hiking trails or on privately owned carriage roads. A carriage road map is available.
 

Park Loop Road

 
Park Loop Road offers scenic views, but it is winding and narrow and may be congested with vehicles. The road up Cadillac Mountain is very steep and can be dangerous. Bicyclists should use caution when riding on any park road.
 

Safety

 
Before heading out, cyclists should familiarize themselves with carriage road courtesy and safety:
  • Bicyclists yield to all users on the carriage roads. Everyone yields to horses, which can be startled by sudden movements.
  • Slow down! Speeding can be hazardous.
  • Be prepared to stop. Sudden stops are dangerous on loose gravel.
  • Stay to the right. Give a clear warning before passing on the left.
  • Move to the side when stopped.
  • Wear a helmet and carry water, at least 20 ounces (.6 L) and more on warm days.
  • Leave no trace. Carry out what you carry in.

Did You Know?

A man boards the Island Explorer bus.

Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...