Winding through the heart of the park, the carriage roads have crushed rock surfaces perfect for miles of bicycling. Visitors can either bring their own bicycles or rent bicycles from local outfitters. Use a carriage road map for orientation and distances between intersections. Intersection numbers are labeled on the historic wooden directional posts.
Rules and Safety Advisories
Before venturing out, review the expectations for carriage road etiquette:
- In 2021, a construction project will limit access to the Eagle Lake Carriage Road into September for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. The entire loop is expected to close initially and individual segments around the lake will then reopen as they become available. Visit our Current Conditions page for up to date information.
- Cyclists share the carriage roads with horses and pedestrians. Everyone yields to horses and bicyclists yield to everyone.
- Class 1 E-bikes are permitted on carriage roads. Class 2 and 3 are not allowed.
- No bicycle may exceed 20 mph on the carriage roads.
- Bicycling is not permitted on hiking trails or on privately owned carriage roads.
- During winter where carriage roads are groomed for skiing, bicycles are not permitted.
- In the spring, carriage roads often close to all traffic during mud season, typically March and April. Please respect all posted signs and notices. To stay updated on temporary closures, visit http://go.nps.gov/AcadiaAlerts.