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
Explore Carriage Roads
Explore the 45 miles of historic carriage roads on two-wheels.
Horseback Riding & Carriage Road Tours
Learn more about how you can enjoy Acadia via a carriage ride with Wildwood Stables or on a horse of your own.
Link together carriage roads and intersecting hiking trails to create longer loops around the park.
During the winter months, explore Acadia's carriage roads by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Rules and Safety Advisories
Use the Carriage Road Map for general orientation and review the rules and safety guidance below.
Learn More About Acadia's Historic Carriage Roads
Last updated: September 19, 2022