The 6 Best Car-Free Bike Roads in the US For Relaxation

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads – Mount Desert Island, Maine

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads
Arguably the premier cycling destination in Maine, the 47,000-acre Acadia National Park offers 45 miles of car-free carriage roads on Mount Desert Island. Top route choices include the 8.5-mile Giant Slide that avails views of Somes Sound, North America’s only fjord.

Also be sure to spin along the Jordan-Bubble Ponds and Eagle Lake Loops, which roll across stone bridges, past churning waterfalls, and along rugged rocky coastline. Just know that much of the road surface is crushed granite, so it’s a good idea to roll on some slightly wider tires with a little tread. (Planning an epic ride? Get in top shape before you go with Bicycling’s Maximum Overload for Cyclists training program.)

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