Carriage Roads In Acadia National Park Reopen After ‘Mud Season’ Closure
The historic Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park have reopened.
Conditions on the carriage roads in Acadia National Park have improved. The network of roads within the park have reopened for walking, bicycling and horseback riding. During the spring thaw, the roads are closed in an effort to protect the gravel surface.
Crews will be working to repair damaged areas on the carriage roads this spring. Park officials ask visitors to use caution as you pass cones marking hazard areas, heavy equipment, and road crews at work.
The park's 45-mile network of carriage roads, along with the associated coping stones, gatehouses, stone-faced bridges, and other features, are the best and most extensive example of broken-stone roads in the United States
Current closures in the park include the Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, and a portion of the Orange & Black Path. The trails are closed to public entry during the peregrine falcon nesting season to protect the birds from human disturbance or harassment.