Thing to Do

Paddle Jordan Pond

Two people, wearing jackets and hats, paddle a silver canoe in water surrounded by trees.
See Jordan Pond from the water.

Yehyun Kim/Friends of Acadia

Paddle on historic Jordan Pond for scenic views of the Bubbles and Jordan Pond House. This popular park destination is central to hiking trails, historic carriage roads, and Jordan Pond House restaurant.

Swimming, paddleboarding, and oarboarding are not allowed in Jordan Pond, as the pond provides drinking water for Seal Harbor. Pets are not allowed in the water. Motor boats are permitted with a maximum speed of 10 mph.

Continue north of Jordan Pond House parking to a limited parking area with a cement boat ramp. Everyone must have their own life vest (PFD) when boating in Acadia. Children 10 years old or younger must wear their life vest at all times while on board.
Pets may not swim in Jordan Pond.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Take Park Loop Road north of Jordan Pond House for parking, restrooms, and a concrete boat ramp.
Accessibility Information
The boat ramp is paved, but may be steeper than accessibility standards for wheelchair use.

Acadia National Park

Last updated: September 9, 2021