Acadia National Park & Carriage Ride

  • Port

    Bar Harbor, Maine, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Acadia National Park features an impressive 57 miles of rustic carriage roads that weave through the park. Built by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, the beautifully designed gravel byways afford a close-up view of the natural wonders and lush landscapes of Acadia National Park.

Journey along the 27-mile Park Loop Road, which will take you along the ocean’s edge past Sand Beach, Schooner Head Overlook, and the High Seas mansion built by a wealthy gentleman whose wife perished on the Titanic. Keep an eye out for moose, black bear and white-tail deer as you travel through pine forests and past the Jordan Pond House with a beautiful view of the Penobscot Mountains and Bubbles Hill.

Enjoy a scenic photo stop along the way before you head to the Wildwood Stables.

Travel back in time on a horse-drawn carriage for a one-hour scenic ride around Day Mountain on the carriage trails, noted as the best example of turn-of-the-century "broken stone" roads in America today. See how glaciers carved granite cliffs to form a beautiful landscape of towering coastal mountains, lush forests, lakes and valleys and experience firsthand how the wealthy summer residents of America’s Gilded Age spent their leisure time.


Operates September through mid-October only.