Carriage roads of acadia a pocket guide diane abrell bunny ladouceur sue anne hodges andrew vietze on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers with more than 45 000 copies sold this is one of the most popular books ever published about acadia national park its small size and useful format make it the perfect book to pick up if you are interested in exploring the park. Looping gracefully through the wilds of acadia national park are fifty one miles of gravel carriage roads conceived by john d rockefeller jr to make the natural wonders of mount desert island with its woodlands crashing surf and dramatic granite peaks accessible to everyone. Two distinctive features of the carriage roads the signpost and the coping stones are present in this image nps ginny reams forty five miles of rustic carriage roads the gift of philanthropist john d rockefeller jr and family weave around the mountains and valleys of acadia national park. Carriage roads the carriage roads of acadia national park state of the art roads acadias carriage roads are the best example of broken stone roads a type of road commonly used at the turn of the 20th century in america today they are true roads approximately 16 feet wide constructed with methods that required much hand labor. There are 57 miles of carriage roads 45 of which are in acadia and open to the public these are wide gently sloped trails which link many of the parks most popular sites the construction costs of the roads was donated by rockefeller to provide
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