Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park — The Iconic Lawn Being Totally Redone.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
I had seen the above notice on the “National Park Service” Website before I had set off to Acadia.
I had also read that “Jordan Pond” was open. Though I thought I knew most of the ways to get to the ‘Pond’ I was foiled from getting there the first two days we were there. Then on the third day (i.e., Sunday) I had stopped to ask a Park Ranger whether Schoodic was open. He said it was. I then asked him about Jordan Pond. He told me I had to take “Jordan Pond Road”, off Route 3, in “Seal Harbor”. That worked! I never realized that that was ANOTHER unmarked access to the Park Loop Road.
Jordan Pond was deserted. Saw one other person. We were the ONLY vehicle in the parking lot.
The ground, under a lot of snow until quite recently, was very wet, soft and muddy. It was difficult to venture much.
It is pretty torn up. I guess they could have it relaid by June 2018.
It looks like they are installing buried irrigation pipes. That seems a WASTE. It is NOT like that they do not get enough rain up there.
Just wanted to share with you.