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Bubble Pond in Acadia National Park

Bubble Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine, is a short distance northeast of Jordan Pond next to the two way section of the Park Loop Road. It is a gorgeous little pond, nestled between rounded mountains, with a maximum water depth of 39 feet (view photos). A carriage road and a stone bridge are located next to the parking area for an easy walk or bike ride. You cannot miss the bridge as it is on the right as you enter the parking area.

Bubble Pond in Acadia National ParkThere are several nice spots for sitting or viewing along the shoreline. Just pick one of the big boulders, a tree stump, or any other place that looks comfortable. You may also choose to walk along the hiking trail that follows the shore to the right just as you reach the pond. This can be especially beautiful early in the morning as the sun begins to peek over the mountain to the left. The mountain you will see to the south southwest is Pemetic Mountain. On calm mornings there often is a perfect mirror reflection of the mountain on the surface of Bubble Pond. When you visit Cadillac Mountain, make a note that Bubble Pond is directly south via the Park Loop Road that runs through the central part of Mount Desert Island.

Bubble Brook in Acadia National ParkOn the North side of the pond (on the same side as the road), Bubble Brook cascades down in a northwesterly direction toward Eagle Lake, the largest body of freshwater in the park. If you walk towards the pond from the parking area and then go left at the water's edge, a path leads to the brook. Be very careful of your footing should you choose to cross the brook. For those strong enough and who have good balance, it is possible to access the brook from the parking area but it is a somewhat steep incline/decline and there is no walking path for this.

Carriage Road Bridge at Bubble Pond in AcadiaIf you look at the Acadia Map via the Map link at the top of this page, you will note that Bubble Pond seems to run north to south. As a matter of fact, you will see that all of the bodies of water on Mount Desert Island do the same. During the past ice ages, massive sheets of ice as much as 2 miles high, moved ever so slowly across this land in a southerly direction, scooping out the low areas that became ponds and lakes, and shearing off the mountain tops leaving them rounded rather than pointed. If you have been to the Smokie Mountains in the south or the Rockies in the west, you know the difference in appearance.

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Bubble Pond Fish: Brook trout
Restrictions: Motors over 10 horsepower prohibited

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries: (207) 434-5925
Wildlife Division: (207) 434-5927

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