October 19, 2011

A Carriage Ride in Maine With David Rockefeller

This past Columbus Day weekend, I traveled to Skylands, my home in Seal Harbor, Maine.  You may recall that David Rockefeller is a friend and neighbor and we share many of the same interests, including driving horse-drawn carriages.  It was a beautiful weekend and Mr. Rockefeller invited me to join him for a carriage ride through lovely Acadia National Park.  This is really quite an honor considering that this network of forty-five miles of gravel and crushed rock carriage roads were built as a gift by David’s father, John D. Rockefeller Jr. from 1913 to 1940.  I think you’ll see from these photos, just how much thought and planning went into the design and construction of these beautiful roads, featuring both expansive vistas and close-up studies of the landscape.