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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  • 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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  • Definitely a majestic Lake. A very popular place, it was hard to find a parking space, but it's worth it. There is a trail around the Lake, there are the mountains opposite (top view, so to speak) hood
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  • Jordan Pond is the 6th stop on the Acadia free park shuttle. Walk past the restaurant, down a short mostly level path to the edge of the Jordan Pond with spectacular views of the the distinctive mount...  more »