Jordan Pond Nature Trail, Acadia National Park

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a 4 mile hike/walk and worth every minute. We took the carriage road at the south end of Jordan Pond to start our walk instead of the path along the pond. This easy walk took us above the west si...  read more »
  • To walk all the way around Jordan Pond it takes about 2 hours. Parts of it are on wood planks, some rocky areas, and the rest dirt path. It was a beautiful walk. I wished there were more aigns to say ...  read more »
  • We stopped in at Jordan Pond while driving the loop in Acadia National Park. This area is a very beautiful and peaceful area nestled int the valley between the mountains. We saw a few people enjoying ...  read more »
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