Any eBikers familiar with Acadia National Park

6zfshdb

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My last trip to Acadia in mid May was 5 years ago. The weather is tough to predict in coastal Maine during May. I was there 4 days and the temp varied from the mid 40's in the morning to the low 60's in the afternoon. Most of the carriage roads & trails were open but wet in places. Portions of a few were closed due to soft spots. As the park ranger said, it is very unpredictable that time of year. May is a good time to visit Acadia for the lack of crowds but not necessarily for good weather.

Try calling the folks at the Acadia Inn a week before your visit. They usually have a good idea of the trail conditions since a lot of their business depends on it.
 

Yamahonian

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If your talking about Acadia in Bar Harbor then I can't help you. I live a couple of miles from Acadia in the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor area. That section has a nice one way drive along the ocean as well as groomed gravel bike and hiking trails. There are also campgrounds at the entrance to the park although I'm not sure whether they would be open that early or possibly not at all due to covid. There are no hotels but several B&Bs and home rentals in the area. May is still pretty chilly especially near the water. The good news is that the trails will be practically deserted. I got my first bike last Apr. and often saw no one on the trails especially on a week day and few on a weekend. That was true all summer and into the fall. There were of course travel restrictions etc. due to covid then.
Where are these groomed gravel bike trails in the Gouldsboro area?

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll be going in 3 weeks. The carriage roads are all open in the park, so thats good.

I'll be driving up from Philly, and spending the first night in Portland to split up the drive. Other than portland and acadia, are there any other good suggestions for cities /parks/good attractions in maine to visit?
 

Gordon71

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Where are these groomed gravel bike trails in the Gouldsboro area?

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll be going in 3 weeks. The carriage roads are all open in the park, so thats good.

I'll be driving up from Philly, and spending the first night in Portland to split up the drive. Other than portland and acadia, are there any other good suggestions for cities /parks/good attractions in maine to visit?
This should give you the info you need. These trails are restricted to class 1 Ebikes. I still ride them on my Rad Rover. I just unplug my throttle which essentially makes it a class 1. I've yet to be challenged about it so have no idea how it would work out if stopped by a Park Ranger.