Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain and the Bubbles
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
We made our way back to the park on June 10th. We had a clear, sunny, but not too hot, day to explore the park for the last time before leaving the state of Maine on the 12th. First stop was Jordan Pond. We took the 3.3-mile Jordan Pond Shore Path that looped around the pond. It was an easy and enjoyable hike and showcased some breathtaking views of the crystal clear water and surrounding landscape.
After our hike, we ate lunch on the lawn of the Jordan Pond House Restaurant. We indulged in their traditional popovers and jam. The resident bees feasted on the jam while we finished our lunch. The backdrop to our luncheon was truly stunning!
After lunch, we headed toward Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast. Due to the crowds, we needed to register for a specific time to drive to the summit of this 1530' peak. Once we were at the top, we wandered around admiring the views of Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay. The pictures just don't do it justice.
We ended the day with a hike up the Bubble Rock Trail. We reached the South Bubble, named because of the shape of the rocks carved out from ancient glaciers. From here, we had a gorgeous view of Jordan Pond below.
We met a nice family who was resting at the top of the "bubble" who took a picture of the 3 of us.
We really enjoyed our time in the beautiful state of Maine.