Find days worth of of wonderful cycling in Acadia National park on Mount Desert Island. This beautiful area is attached to mainland Maine by a short bridge. The primary paved road through Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the 27-mile Park Loop Road, beginning at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center on the northern side of the island and continuing through the Park’s lakes, mountains, forests, and rocky coast. There are several scenic stops, including the Thunder Hole and Jordan Pond.
You can also can access the Acadia National Park carriage road system at Eagle Lake to explore 45 miles of motorist-free, gravel carriage roads. These roads are an engineering marvel created by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to escape the automobiles that began taking over the island after 1913. These bicycle-friendly trails traverse rolling terrain and feature 17 elegantly constructed native stone bridges that span the gorges and rushing creeks and offer breathtaking views. You can also reach the highest point in Acadia by bicycle. This 4-mile road winds to Cadillac Mountain with a continuous moderate grade for 3.5 miles from it’s base to the top of the mountain.
For a change of pace, the Southwest Harbor area, known as “the quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, has scenic fishing communities and long stretches of quiet cycling roads. You don’t have to venture far from Harbour Cottage Inn for a scenic ride.
Tour information, a variety of quality bicycle and accessory rentals, and friendly, expert advice are readily available to ensure that you enjoy a great day of biking!