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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  • We were there November 1st, so off season, we didn't go to boat or enjoy water activities, and not too many people driving the Loop Road or taking in locations at Acadia National Park, so no one else ...  more »
  • Nice scenic view though a small place. Good restaurant close by to sit, eat and relax. Made a stop here during Acadia Park Visit. 
  • Jordan Pond is located on the park loop road (in the two lane section). It has a restaurant (Jordan Pond House) which is a bit expensive (i reviewed it separately). The pond has a path going around it...  more »