Travel With The Landscape
Forty-five miles of rustic carriage roads, the gift of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and family, weave around the mountains and valleys of Acadia National Park. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, wanted to travel on motor-free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His construction efforts from 1913 to 1940 resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close-up views of the landscape.
Same Roads, Different Recreation
Eagle Lake Carriage Road in 1939 Courtesy National Park Service, Acadia National Park
Eagle Lake Carriage Road in 2019 Photo by Nathaniel X. Boëchat, Friends of Acadia, NPS
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Rules and Safety Advisories
Use the Carriage Road Map for general orientation and review the rules and safety guidance below.
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Last updated: April 23, 2021