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Carriages of Acadia

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Address: 21 Dane Farm Rd, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Emily is great with horses and not a bad comedian

We really enjoyed this two hour tour of some of Rockefeller's bridges on a beautiful day. The narrative about the park, the family history there and particularly the lives and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We really enjoyed this two hour tour of some of Rockefeller's bridges on a beautiful day. The narrative about the park, the family history there and particularly the lives and habits of the horses, Pete and (lazy) Gub were informative and entertaining. The carriage was more comfortable than I had anticipated and everything was run on schedule. Considering the cost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed traveling the carriage roads as they were built to be traveled - by horse and wagon. Our guide and driver was great!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ride along carriage roads. Well informed guide who entertained all our questions including, how are you supposed to eat a popover, anyway? It was chilly and rainy and while we loved the ride, it would have been great to have had some umbrellas available for use. My husband, who is 6'3", did mention to me that it was a... More 

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Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The carriage ride on the carriage roads in Acadia was beautiful. We really enjoyed the scenery, history and beauty during our ride. Our driver Darren was wonderful. She was very friendly and helpful during our tour. Thanks! We were a little early for the big foliage change but still very nice. We did this as a tour as an excursion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

First of all, make reservations as soon as you decide you want to do this during your visit to Acadia national park. They added an afternoon ride which allowed us to take part. It is a great way to travel the carriage roads especially if you can't hike them. We saw water views and mountain views from the carriage. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We did the horse-drawn carriage ride on some of the carriage roads in Acadia National Park. I think it is best to experience these roads in this manner. Our guide was excellent and informative. It is definitely worth the time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we never actually made it for our carriage ride......the GPS sends you to the opposite end of where you need to be. When I called to say I think we were lost the girl on the phone told me that I was indeed lost, they are fully aware of the GPS mishap, we were going to miss our carriage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great trail passage for hikers and family on bike riding. The path is wide and flat some nice scenery

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We loved walking and biking these roads. Trails really. Nice and scenic with some hills. We walked part of the Carriage roads one day and we rented bikes in town and rode the Carriage roads a different day. The roads are well mapped and easy to follow on guidepost. Definitely bring the map they give out at the visitor center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the 1 hour afternoon ride. The site has its parking lot. We brought our 2 toddlers with us. They enjoyed it very much. Our younger one started to lose interest toward the end of the ride. Our guide stopped periodically in the shade to share some history of the park. The ride was somewhat scenic. We ride high... More 

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