Site Running: The Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park
Active, experienced runners are invited to lace up their running shoes for this unique excursion, joining an experienced guide for a 5K run along the picturesque carriage roads of Acadia National Park.
Age3 & above
DurationApproximately 2 hours
From the pier in Bar Harbor, enjoy the 10-minute ride by van or minibus to Duck Brook Bridge, the entrance to the carriage roads of Acadia National Park.
After a warm-up and stretch, embark on your 5K run along the hard-packed gravel roads, joined by your running guide and your Crystal onboard fitness director, who are happy to stop at one-mile intervals to show you points of interest.
You will find that the carriage roads, closed to all motorized traffic, are ideal for taking in the unique beauty and diverse ecosystem of the 35,000-acre preserve. Learn about the history of Acadia, including the enduring legacy of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who spent years building the carriage roads and donated most of the park’s vast acreage to the U.S. Government.
Pass such landmarks as Duck Brook and Witch Hole Pond en route to Eagle Lake, where your run will conclude.
Return to the pier invigorated by your one-hour jog and inspired by a triumph of nature and the industrialist and philanthropist who helped preserve it for future generations.
As this is an active excursion involving a 5K (3.3-mile), 60-minute group run on gravel paths of varying inclines and declines, guests should be experienced runners, be able to run a 10-minute mile, as well as a minimum of 18 years old in order to participate. Guests must have their own running gear, including running shoes and sports clothes appropriate for varying and inclement weather conditions. All participants must sign a waiver of liability and carry identification. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.