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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  • Parking in the north lot (not at Jordan Pond House), on the path down to the pond take a right and go all the way until you see a choice of trails. The first will be an easy hike to another path that ...  more »
  • Jordan Pond Path was one of my favorite hikes of our trip to Acadia. A 3.3 mile loop which circles Jordan Pond and is essentially flat gives wonderful views of the Bubbles and surrounding area. The tr...  more »
  • Jordan Pond is a beautiful Lake in the park. There are two large parking lots and when we were there in september we were having a lot of trouble still find a place to park. For the Lake is a large restaurant. Most people also stop here for lunch.
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