Jordan Pond Nature Trail, Acadia National Park

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Formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet thousands of years ago, Jordan Pond Nature Trail 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. Add Jordan Pond Nature Trail and other attractions to your Acadia National Park trip itinerary using our Acadia National Park vacation planner.
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  • the lake is beautiful. Can drive down to unload your boats and then park up the path. While pets are not allowed IN the water, the staff at the visitors center told me that they were allowed in the bo...  more »
  • We hiked the loop all the way around the pond. While it was an easy hike, it would definitely be a moderately challenging walk for those looking for a simple nature walk. At the start of the path, tur...  more »
  • Hard to believe you're on an island when you are here. It feels like you are way up in the mountains. Very peaceful. We stopped here to get something to eat at the visitor center there.  more »