After spending a lot of time hiking up mountains, climbing rocks, and hanging off cliffs at Acadia National Park last June, we decided to end our trip with a nice stroll on one of the park’s historic carriage roads! There are 45 miles of these well-maintained roadways that were originally constructed from 1913 to 1940 by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to allow visitors a way to travel through the park free of motor vehicles. Back then people would ride a horse and carriage on these roads, but now people use it for walking, running, and cycling. We found it to be such a peaceful way to take in the beautiful nature, and we can’t wait for our next visit to explore more of these roads!
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