Carriage RoadsWinding 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.
During winter when carriage roads are groomed for skiing, fat tire bicycles are not permitted on groomed carriage roads.
Park Loop Road
The 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.
Before heading out, cyclists should familiarize themselves with carriage road courtesy and safety:
Bicycle Express on hiatus for 2020 Visitor Season
Due to construction on the Eagle Lake Carriage Road, and other factors, the Island Explorer's "Bicycle Express" will not be offered for the 2020 visitor season. The service, which ferries cyclists from the Bar Harbor Village Green to Eagle Lake and the carriage road system, is expected to return in 2021 with modifications to improve safety and program efficiency.
Last updated: March 6, 2020