Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jordan Pond and Beyond

Another one of the well known spots within Acadia National Park is Jordan Pond - a glacier formed, freshwater mountain lake.  Along its perimeter are The Bubble Mountains and The Jordan Pond House, a restaurant famous for its popovers where we had dinner one night.

We explored more of the Jordan Pond area and beyond another day by renting bikes for a half day and touring some of the 40+ miles of crushed-rock carriage roads within the heart of the park that are closed to motor vehicles. 

The Island Explorer is a free shuttle service within Acadia, and their Bicycle Express dropped us and our bikes off right near a carriage road entrance.  We made a giant loop that the bike shop highlighted on a map, first passing around Eagle Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the park.

We made our way back to Jordan Pond, quite the perfect spot to stop for a picnic lunch.

We biked somewhere around 15-16 miles all together, and Joseph was a great sport for the most part but eventually refused to pedal uphill anymore. At times we even had to walk his bike for him, not entirely unexpected since he really had wanted to go kayaking again instead.  Still, it was a wonderful experience!

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