Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park: Hours, Address, Jordan Pond Reviews: 4.5/5

Jordan Pond
4.5
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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MelissaL0715
Tampa, FL744 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
You do not want to miss visiting Jordan‘s pond and the Jordan Pond House Restaurant. We received a tip to get in line around 10/10:15 AM in order to put our name in at 10:30 when they begin taking their reservations. They open at 11 AM and by getting there around 10 AM, we were able to get in with the first seating. The outdoor seating at the Jordan con house overlooks the beautiful Jordan pond and the bubbles located in Acadia national Park. Spectacular view from the restaurant and a wonderful walk around the pond before or after. If you go to the restaurant, be sure to try their popovers with blueberry jam and blueberry lemonade. Very good. The salmon meal as well as the shepherds pie were also delicious!
Written July 29, 2021
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA610 contributions
May 2021
What can I say about Jordan Pond and the Bubbles reflected in the clear water? It is iconic Acadia. In the summer there is always a pair of Anirondack chairs, thanks to Jordan Pond House, placed perfectly to enjoy the view. Jordan Pond and the Bubbles were both a result of glaciation. Melting glaciers left behind a moraine that blocked the water and formed Jordan Pond. Glaciation also rounded the Bubbles and formed the U shaped valley. It also left behind the erratic Bubble Rock perched atop a Bubble. My husband and I visited Acadia in early May off season to avoid the summer crowds and it was a good decision since we almost had the park to ourselves. But we couldn't have tea and popovers on the lawn at Jordan Pond House. A trade off.
Written May 24, 2021
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Ann Z
Phoenixville, PA56 contributions
Sep 2021
This is an incredibly beautiful path around Jordan Pond - but go early or parking is a nightmare! We arrived a little after 8:30 am and had no trouble with parking and a relatively empty trail for the first hour or so. The restaurant starts taking names at 10 am so the place is packed after that! When we returned from the pond loop we waited in line about 20 minutes to put our name in and then were seated within 15 minutes since there were only 2 of us. I think an early hike is the way to go - then just make the best of the wait for the restaurant. I have to say that the popovers and the blueberry crisp lived up to their reputation!
Written October 3, 2021
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MGWG
Arezzo, Italy21 contributions
Sep 2021
The restaurant had an article posted about it being a gem. Be aware that the parking is very difficult to find even with two lots in September. The parking also serves for people doing walks along the pond and other hikes. We teamed up with another couple to be a party of four. We were given a beeper and told after 10 minutes that the wait would be an additional 15 minutes. It was an hour. We were the last to be seated outside on a pleasant lawn. Since it was now 5 in the afternoon we decided to eat dinner as well as popovers. I had a lobster roll which was below average for the market price of $35. The side salad was minimal for an additional cost. My spouse had seafood chowder which was lukewarm, thin and sparse in terms of seafood. It was mostly tiny onions and potato pieces. The popovers were OK. The wasps wouldn’t give up trying to eat the strawberry jam. Would I go again? I would go for “tea” for the popovers and leave out the meal. I would appreciate knowing an accurate time for the wait.
Written September 23, 2021
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA30,174 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Jordan Pond is an iconic image of Acadia National Park well known to tourists, but you will not find any crowds if you embark on a long hike around the pond (8.5 miles). Tourists mostly congregate on the beautiful lawn behind the gift shop and the restaurant. The views of the tranquil pond, the Bubbles, and the mountains on both sides are breathtaking and soothing.

Keep in mind that you can start your hikes to the Bubbles, Penobscot and Sargent Mountains, and Pemetic/Triad Mountains from the different wooden signing posts not far from the lawn. These hikes are more difficult that Jordan Pond Path, which is flat.
Written May 15, 2021
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alwi0825
Cape May Court House, NJ56 contributions
Sep 2021
Words cannot express the beauty in Acadia and Maine in general. We rented E-bikes and rode the Carriage roads to Jordan Pond House. We got there at 11:15 and still had to wait 1 hour for a table to eat at the Jordan Pond House due to the crowds. E-bike is the way to get there without worrying about parking. Otherwise, highly recommend parking at the Hull's Cove Visitor Center and taking the shuttle. Food was ok, still delicious, but very simple. Popovers were awesome!!
Written September 26, 2021
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA584 contributions
Jun 2021
Acadia has so much variety, but I think the Jordan Pond is the most peaceful. It can get very crowded during peak times, and the parking lot is nearly impossible to find a spot from 10am-2pm. Go in the morning or evening when crowds are low. We combined the Jordan Pond with the South Bubble Trail to get an elevated view of everything.
Written June 19, 2021
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,371 contributions
Aug 2021
We took our dog for a hike around Jordan Pond. It's a very popular area so try to arrive early. We got there around 8 and there was still plenty of parking, but it was full when we finished. The Jordan Pond Path makes a 3 mile loop around the lake with nice views. The hike is moderate if you stay on Jordan Pond Path, no significant elevation gain but a few rocky spots on the west side of the lake. No swimming is allowed however. Several other trails link up with Jordan Pond Path to extend the hike. We also hiked up to the Bubbles, which was a great hike as well.
Written September 24, 2021
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AdventureAmy1
Orlando, FL376 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stopped in and grabbed a pager from guest services window One hour wait so we hiked/strolled around the lake a bit. They were pretty accurate with the timing. Got a seat inside (ps would have been happier outside and it was freezing inside) and had popovers and tea (root beer for my husband) delicious strawberry preserves served with them. We really enjoyed and tried to go back a couple days later but the line was super long! Try it if you get a chance. We went at 3 the first time- seemingly a better time than 12:30!!
Written September 23, 2021
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DLP
New Jersey1,738 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This was one of our favorite locations within the park. We arrived late in the day as most people were leaving and it was quiet. The kids enjoyed playing on the rocks and we walked halfway around the pond and back which was an easy flat trail. The sights, the sounds and the smells were just magnificent.
Written July 25, 2021
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