Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

If you can't bear to venture far from the ocean, but still yearn for the serenity of a lake, Mount Desert Island is the place for you. Find excellent (non-motor) boating in addition to walking and hiking at Jordan Pond (a pond is less deep than a lake, allowing more light to pass through to the bottom) in Acadia National Park.

Be sure to work up an appetite for the popovers, rich lobster stew, fresh lemonade and homemade ice cream at the Jordan Pond House restaurant. Continue the tradition of eating on the lawn overlooking the lake, Penobscot Mountain, and the North and South Bubbles (twin peaks).

Find accommodations -- and more distractions -- in coastal Bar Harbor next door.

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