We drove to Jordan Pond to hike around the pond today. The pond house doesn't open for a few more weeks. Can't wait for a Popover, I have never had one but have been told many times they are really good. So back to the hike, there are many trails leading off from this trail. This trail is fairly easy to hike but good shoes are a must. It is a approx. 3.3 miles around the pond. There is a little bit of all types of terrain around this pond trail. Rocks, dirt, bridges and boardwalks. We walked down toward the boat access. Boats are allow but no swimming because it is used as a source of drinking water. The hike can be taken in either direction because it's a loop trail. I was amazed at all the trails that this one ties into. The ones we saw on the map and as we hiked today were The Bubbles, Jordan Cliff trails, Cedar Swamp Mountain and Pemetic Mountain trails, there are many more to choose from too. Another neat area we found was the Tumbledown Cove. Lots of Tumbledown rocks that we had to pass over and through. We learned there is one of the virtual earth-caches at Jordan Pond . These geocaches are different from the treasure ones that are found outside the park. Acadia National Park only has the virtual ones. The Acadia's EarthCache Program offers opportunity to explore the park while learning more about its geological story. http://www.nps.gov/acad/earthcache.htm
Geocache Description: Near the Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park. This cache location looks out over Jordan pond and the Bubbles.
This is a virtual cache. Your looking for a plaque. It was placed there in grateful loving memory by Edward Tuckerman for his wife.
a top Cadillac Mountain, the dark green top center is Dorr Mountain summit...the one beyond that is Beachcroft, Huguenot Head. The next picture is Dorr summit seen from Cadillac Mountain summit