The famous Jordan Pond House, the only full service restaurant located within Acadia National Park, is located in a spectacular park setting overlooking beautiful Jordan Pond with the North and South Bubbles in the distance. It is a modern full service restaurant offering lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Weather permitting, you may continue a late 1800's tradition of having afternoon tea & popovers on the lawn while savoring the spectacular view.
The restaurant is a popular place for visitors so reservations are recommended by calling (207) 276-3316. It is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., late May through late October and is operated by a private business concessionaire on national park land. When weather permits, you may sit and be served outside where you can enjoy the breeze and of course, the spectacular view of Jordan Pond and The Bubbles in the distance. This location has the added benefit of having a National Park gift shop attached to the restaurant. There are two floors with the second floor exit giving access to an observation deck that you should visit for some nice photographic opportunities. This location also has public restrooms, accessed from the back of the gift shop area. (Jordan Pond House web site)
Jordan Pond has a maximum water depth of 150 feet and swimming is not allowed. However, non motor boats such as canoes and kayaks are permitted. The launch site for this is via the Jordan Pond north parking lot a short distance from the restaurant. Carriage Roads are adjacent to the restaurant and pond area. Auto access to the restaurant is provided via the Park Loop Road. The Island Explorer Shuttle Bus has a drop-off and pickup point here.
A path leads down to the pond and joins with a hiking trail that goes to the left and to the right. Going right will take you to the North parking lot and further around the east side of Jordan Pond. If you go left at the bottom of the hill, you have an option to walk on the Carriage Road or walk on the trail close to the western edge of the pond. The National Park Service has done a great job constructing a boardwalk along this trail in sections. For people wanting to hike the Jordan Pond Shore Trail, you may want to park in the north parking lot.
Weddings in Acadia National Park: Visit the weddings section for information about having a wedding ceremony within Acadia National Park or elsewhere on MDI or nearby villages and towns.
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Jordan Pond Fish: Landlocked salmon, lake trout
Restrictions: Motors over 10 horsepower prohibited
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries: (207) 434-5925
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