Calling all leaf peepers and horseback riders! From the dark green needles of the pines to the light bark on the trunks of the birches; from the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of the hardwoods to the soft blues of the Atlantic Ocean off Maine's coastline; Acadia All American Road in autumn has a lot of color to offer! But don’t just admire the colors along this byway in Acadia National Park from a distance—saddle up and enjoy the vibrant fall foliage on the park's Carriage Roads and other trails.
Explore the forty-five miles of handmade stone roads and wooden bridges that weave through the beautiful valleys and mountains of Acadia. There’s nothing like riding atop your horse with the sound of hooves ringing against stone and the feel of a light breeze ruffling your hair as it carries the fresh scent of ocean spray. Be sure to stay on the roads and trails that allow horseback riding. Click here to find out what parts of the Carriage Roads and other areas are off-limits to horses, and visit Maine’s fall foliage site for an in-depth view of where and when the leaves are changing all over the state. Whether you bring your own horse or join a group in a guided tour, you will love the ride and the full spectrum of fall colors in Acadia All American Road!
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- Copyright © September 2005 J. Stephen Conn.