Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, Acadia National Park

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Formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet thousands of years ago, Jordan Pond Path Trailhead in Acadia National Park covers 76 hectares (187 acres) of the park, with 5.8 km (3.6 mi) of shoreline. Enjoy a walk around the lake on a well-maintained hiking trail or on a carriage road. The clear waters reach 46 m (150 ft) deep, and visibility has been recorded up to depths of 14 to 18 m (46 to 60 ft)--the deepest in the state. Swimming is not allowed in the lake, but you can kayak or canoe on its waters. Have a meal at the restaurant overlooking the lake to view it from another perspective. You can reach the area by car; hikes start from the parking lot. Discover how to plan a Acadia National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Jordan Pond is a great place for a hike and some natural quiet. Walking along the trail you get a great view of the camel-humped Bubble Mountain. It's a beautiful spot.  more »
  • Jordan Pond is such a serene place. Take the time to walk the trail that circles the lake. It takes less than an hour and is super easy. It's worth it for the views! Afterwards grab some popovers at t...  more »
  • Quick easy path around Jordan's Pond. The 4 mile hike is a mix of packed gravel, rock and wooden platforms. Nice for people looking for a hike to do with elementary school children or for a stroll.  more »
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  • Great trail. Include the Bubbles as well on your hike!
  • Very easy hike around Jordan Pond to do before or after getting a popover snack at the Jordan Pond House. The west half of the loop trail follows a boardwalk path, while the east half is mostly on a crushed gravel path.
  • Acadia National Park, an island 1 hour south of Bangor, Maine, has enough trails and carriage roads (paved trails built in the early 20th century and open now only to hikers and bicyclists), for several trips. We hiked the Jordan Pond Trail (about 3.5 miles) twice - first on a picture perfect day, then again on the foggiest of foggy days. Very different results. P. S. Bar Harbor was nice, too, but alarmingly few residents spoke with proper Maine accents (i.e. Bah Hahbah) and almost none were vampires from a Stephen King novel. sigh
  • Pretty spot , can be very crowded in peak season. We happened to be there on a very hot and humid day. We started the trail but couldn't continue, we made out way to the coast to enjoy the sea breezes and were much more comfortable. Glad we visited this spot though. Shouldn't miss it.
  • We hiked the trail around the pond which took us ~2.5 hours. It was very scenic, something you see on Discovery Channel. I was amazed at how clean and clear the water was. The wood pathway was something straight out of a novel and the rocky pathway was pleasantly challenging. Bring water and your camera, you'll have tons of opportunities to get amazing images.
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