Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Drink in the View
Acadia National Park
David Cavagnaro, Living Water
Jordan Pond’s clear waters nourish an array of life – including humans. Besides serving as a wildlife habitat, the lake – Acadia’s deepest at 150 feet – provides drinking water for nearby communities and Jordan Pond House. The water here is so clear that you can normally see into it at least 45 feet (14 m) below the surface, making it the clearest lake in Maine. To safeguard the waters’ purity, wading, swimming, and any other body contact are not permitted. So stay on the shore and look for dragonflies, loons, brook trout, frogs, beavers, and eagles.
If this is drinking water, why are boats allowed? Because they keep humans – the greatest threat to drinking water – out of the pond.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 19.428′ N, 68° 15.028′ W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from Park Loop Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Acadia National Park, on a walking trail
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granite Foundations (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gateway to Acadia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carriage Roads - The Gate Lodges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glacial Freight (approx. one mile away); Carriage Roads - Building the Roads (approx. 1.9 miles away); To the Top! (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cadillac Mountain (approx. 2.4 miles away); Picture Perfect? (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photograph of the view from the marker.
The left side of the marker includes the text “The pond’s wildlife community extends from the water’s depths to the sky above.” and includes pictures of a Bald eagle, Dragonfly, Loon, Beaver, Frog, and Brook Trout.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.