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Jordan Pond

Acadia National Park, ME
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Jordan Pond offers two kinds of hiking experiences.  One is on a hiking trail.  Two trails start from the south end of the Pond, from the grounds... more »
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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a unique, lovely hike! If you are an athlete and/or you hike on a regular basis you will find this trail easy. But if you are of average shape and don't hike often it will be more challenging. We did the trail in it's entirety, so that's what I will write about. For the first mile or so... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Jordan Pond is a nice area to visit and the beginning of several trails, but very crowded. The pond trail is easy enough for nearly anyone in your group.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful trail around the pond. Great views and good exercise before you head back to Jordan Pond House for their famous popovers and a very delicious lunch on the hillside overlooking the pond.

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Allen, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We did the Jordan Pond hike with our boys - 10 and 6 this week. Parking wasn't a problem for us during a weekday and it took us all of 1 hr 45 min to complete the loop that was exactly 3 miles as per GPS. The first 45 min were fun for the kids and they played and happily... More

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Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were really frustrated with our trip to Acadia. Driving up to Cadillac Mountain was horrible due to the bikers who seem to have death wishes (with the carriage roads, why bike on the car roads?) and then the horrific parking situation at the top. Then we wanted to have lunch at Jordan Pond. House but there was literally nowhere... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a really nice place to visit. It is so beautiful and calming. There is a trail that goes around the pond. The trail is not difficult at all and very flat. It is kind of boring, I wouldn't recommend going on that. I just really liked the view here and it was a great place for pictures.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

A 5km walk around the lake. The W side is more rough with boardwalks and some boulder scrambling than the east which is a smooth trail (even strollers can access this side. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains makes for a serene and peacful walk

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Wilton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I recently had a wonderful trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. Having been there several times before we were expecting the same experiences. Our favorite place to dine is the Jordan Pond House on Jordan Pond. Imagine our dismay when we went for lunch and couldn't find a parking space, anywhere. All the spaces were taken. At first... More

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Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough hike the surrounding mountains including the Bubbles, Penobscot, Pemetic and Sargent Mtn while we were vacationing here and every view of the pond was gorgeous. Highly recommend any of those trails for hiking if you want a great look of the lake as well as the Jordan Pond loop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had 12 people (7 adults, 5 young kids). It was a nice view of beautiful clear water and bubble mountains. There was some interesting terrain (boardwalks, boulders, bridges), but overall just a nice flat easy walk. The younger kids (2-3 yrs) needed some motivation toward the end and were a bit tired. We finished off with an outdoor lunch... More

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