The small islands in the distance are the 'porcupines'. A Park Ranger said years ago, the French ships would hide behind and get the jump on approaching British ships.
By the time we left, the parking lot was almost full and there were busloads of people taking a look. Best to go early if you can.
The Carriage Roads were one of the contributions made by the oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, Jr. He bought a home in the Seal Harbor area and spent summers here. After the national park was established he decided (along with other wealthy people) to buy property and donate it to the park. He also got wind of the harmful effects of the gasoline powered automobiles and envisioned a system of horse drawn carriage roads throughout the park. Years later over 57 miles of roads were built under his watchful eye.
Today those Carriage Roads are used by hikers, bikers and a small portion is available for Park-run Carriage Rides.
The parking lot at Eagle Lake is very small so we parked along the side of the road with many others.
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