Acadia's Carriage Roads
Acadia’s Carriage Roads: A Passage into the Heart of the National Park
The third title in the Acadia National Park guide series, Acadia’s Carriage Roads covers the history, geology, and flora and fauna of the area. It includes practical advice and directions to help visitors get the most from their tours of the 50-plus miles of carriage roads, whether on foot, by bicycle, or on cross-country skis. With their work-of-art stone bridges, these crushed-rock carriage roads--the result of decades of effort by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr.--are known throughout the world for their beauty.
Bob Thayer’s exquisite photography spans a 20-year time frame, when much restoration was done on the carriage-road system. Also included are historic photos taken during the original construction of the roads and bridges in the 1920s.
Also in the Acadia National Park guide series: The Park Loop Road: A Guide to Acadia National Park’s Scenic Byway and Beyond the Park Loop Road: Continuing the Exploration of Acadia National Park.Buy Acadia's Carriage Roads Now