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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Lake and Pond FAQ

Lakes and ponds are some of the park's most scenic and significant resources. Carved by glaciers, some of these features reach more than 100 feet in depth.

Maximum Depth - Lakes and Ponds (in and bordering the park)

Name Depth (ft) Name Depth (ft)
Jordan Pond* 150 Hogdon Pond* 22
Long Pond* 113 Lower Breakneck Pond 21
Eagle Lake* 110 Halfmoon Pond 20
Echo Lake* 66 Round Pond* 19
Long Pond (Isle au Haut)* 59 Sargent Pond 14
Seal Cove Pond* 44 Beaver Dam Pond 13
Lower Hadlock Pond* 40 Upper Breakneck Pond 12
Bubble Pond* 39 Lake Wood* 11
Upper Hadlock Pond* 37 Aunt Betty Pond* 7
Witch Hole Pond* 33 Duck Pond 6
The Bowl 29 The Tarn 5

* Great Pond (natural pond greater than 10 acres)

Did You Know?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...