Beginning three miles from the visitor’s center, cyclists also have the option of bearing left onto the one-way section of the Park Loop Road. This takes you past incredible vistas and points of interest, such as The Precipice, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliffs. The two-way section can be joined up with again, just after Jordan Pond. Looking to really test your limits and get your heart rate up? Tackle the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road, which leaves from the Park Loop Road 3.5 miles south of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center.
Biking the Carriage Roads of Acadia
In our humble opinion, there is no better way to explore Acadia National Park on bike than by riding on the Carriage Roads. From 1913 to 1940, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his road crews constructed 57 miles of carriage roads (45 miles in Acadia National Park) used today for non-motorized travel including walking or hiking, and riding bicycles, horses, or in carriages usually leased from Wildwood Stables. These crushed stone roads are absolutely perfect for biking.
Only the carriage roads within the park are open to biking. Please be aware of signage indicating when you are departing park property. As a note, eBikes, Hoverboards and Segways are not permitted on the carriage roads. During winter when carriage roads are groomed for skiing, fat tire bicycles are not permitted on groomed carriage roads.
Carriage roads are easily accessed and bikes easily transported by riding the Island Explorer Bus.