Acadia National Park



Mount Desert Island, Maine


ASLA Merit Award in Research, 1989

An historic resource study prepared for the National Park Service documents the history, construction, maintenance and use of 50 miles of carriage roads, bridges and gate lodges on Mount Desert Island, Maine. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., funded and built all the roads. Some remain on his property, but most now fall within the bounds of Acadia National Park. The study received a national award in historic research from the American Society of Landscape Architects and a subsequent Cultural Landscape Report guided the restoration of all the roads. The Beatrix Farrand Society commissioned a monograph detailing Farrand’s work designing the carriage roads of Acadia National Park entitled ‘The Public-Spirited Beatrix Farrand of Mount Desert Island’, which was published in 2016 and is now available for purchase.