Horse-drawn carriage in Acadia

A horse-drawn carriage carrying tourists through Acadia

Detailed Description

Forty-five miles of carriage roads weave through Acadia’s mountains and valleys. Gifted to the park by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and family, these roads are an excellent example of broken-stone roads, which were commonly used at the turn of the 20th century. Maintaining the carriage road network is costly and is done in part by funds and volunteer labor from non-profit organizations. In climate scenarios that project wetter conditions and more intense storms, these carriage roads could be threatened by flooding and erosion. 


Image Dimensions: 1600 x 1067

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US


Ray Radigan, The National Parks Service