Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, Acadia National Park

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Formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet thousands of years ago, Jordan Pond Path Trailhead 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. Discover how to plan a Acadia National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • What a beautiful place! There was a walkway down to the pond and we went as far as my knee would allow, but well worth the hike! Everything was starting to turn into fall colors and it was so... 
    What a beautiful place! There was a walkway down to the pond and we went as far as my knee would allow, but well worth the hike! Everything was starting to turn into fall colors and it was so...  more »
  • The hike around Jordan Pond is absolutely beautiful and even more stunning during peak fall colors. It is an easy-moderate hike, with about half of it on a boardwalk through the woods near the shore. 
    The hike around Jordan Pond is absolutely beautiful and even more stunning during peak fall colors. It is an easy-moderate hike, with about half of it on a boardwalk through the woods near the shore.  more »
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  • Definitely the highlight of Acadia. A super impressive trail. Try going around the entire pond. You’ll want at least 3 hours. The elevated paths with wood underneath are particularly impressive. There is evidence of beavers everywhere.
  • A top personal location within the stunning beauty of rugged Acadia...! A must see destination for every outdoor enthusiast. Bring a picnic and a book and spend several hours here. Not to be missed!

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