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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  • This was a fairly easy walk, with a few caveats. Much of the early part is shaded, but it is a boggy area so you are walking on 2 pieces of wood to protect the ecosystem. This didn't make for a very n...  more »
  • The path around the Lake have one time migrated sein...dauert about an hour. Parking spaces are scarce, the season best already in the morning there. Beautiful place in the Acadia National Park. Have movies uploaded to popular video platform: New England fall road trip: Niagara falls to Acadia National Park, Cape Cod & New York October 2016
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  • This starts and ends at the Jordan Pond house which has outside eating during the warm season and a cafe inside otherwise. There is a great gift shop with surprisingly good prices. There are 2 distinc...  more »