Monday, March 2, 2015

Video: Acadia National Park’s Jordan Pond

Spruce-fir forests cover much of Maine and Acadia, but stands of beech, maple and oak, maple, beech that is typical of New England also can be found. The Jordan Pond Nature Trail is an easy 1-mile loop through an evergreen forest with views of the scenic waterbody.

Jordan Pond stretches for 187 aces and reaches a depth of 150 feet. Lake trout and landlocked salmon can be found in its waters.

Here’s a brief video showing Jordan Pond:

Because of the great scenery and a historic restaurant on the shores, about three in five Acadia visitors come to Jordan Pond. People are not allowed in the water, however.

Learn more about national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.