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  • 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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

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?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.