Hike Report for Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond is located in United States. It is located at the following coordinates: (44.3206, -68.2537).
This hike report was written by Douglas Twitchell, about a hike on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Directions to Trailhead

Jordan Pond House can be reached by way of the Park Loop Trail. Signs are posted. Once you're at JPH, just go out behind the restaurant, and you'll find the pond and the trails!

Hike Report

We went to Jordan Pond because of Jordan Pond House, a well known restaurant on Mount Desert Island. But really, the walking trails around the pond were what made it memorable for me, not the restaurant itself.

This was for our first anniversary getaway, which we took a few weeks early, since Laura was pregnant, and I was afraid she wouldn't enjoy the trip if we waited much longer.

The trails are extremely well marked, and not just well marked - they are as smooth as some roads in Maine!

The beginning of the trail

There were quite a few people around in the vicinity of the restaurant, but once we got out along the edge of the pond, it was much more quiet and peaceful.

The view from the pond's edge was beautiful.

In the woods we saw some interesting vegetation, including these two trees which were closely twined together:

Married trees?

The trails are extensive, but because of Laura's "condition," we didn't explore very far. We agreed that someday we would like to come back and explore further.


A walk suitable for the entire family.


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Most of my hiking happens in the North East region of the United States. I don't hike as much as I used to, now that we have a baby in the house, but I do love to get out and explore now and then! If I've provided incorrect info in any of my reports, please drop me a comment so I can fix it! (more...)
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