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Acadia National Park,Jordan Pond,Mt Desert Island,Maine

View of Jordan pond from the bubbles trail. It serves as the water supply for the village of Seal Harbor

Acadia National Park,Jordan Pond,Mt Desert Island,Maine
FORDF250HDXLT, Apr 16, 2017
      Native American peoples have inhabited the land we now call Maine for 12,000 years. Today four distinct tribes—the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot—are known collectively as the Wabanaki, or “People of the Dawnland.”

      Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have remained in the center of Wabanaki traditional homelands for thousands of years. Long before Europeans arrived, the Wabanaki traveled here in seaworthy birchbark canoes. Setting up temporary camps near places like Somes Sound, they hunted, fished, gathered berries, harvested clams, and traded with other Wabanaki. Some called Mount Desert Island “Pemetic,” meaning “range of mountains.”

      In the nineteenth century, Wabanaki people came to sell their handmade ash and birchbark baskets to wealthy travelers, and to harvest precious basket-making resources like sweetgrass. Summer tourists and summer residents alike were entertained by elaborate Wabanaki dance performances at venues such as Sieur de Monts and the town of Bar Harbor. Led by Wabanaki guides, canoe trips around Frenchman Bay and the Cranberry Islands were a convenient and pleasurable way for visitors to reach the outer islands.

      Today, each tribe has a reservation and government headquarters located within their territories throughout Maine. Still, Wabanaki people have a unique and spiritual relationship with this land, from the first rays of dawn seen from Cadillac Mountain to the last light of dusk slipping behind Bar Island. Many Wabanaki people today come for much the same reasons as others—to hike the mountain trails and enjoy the striking scenery. Yet some still come to gather precious sweetgrass, sell handmade baskets, and to show respect for this sacred landscape, as their ancestors did for thousands of years.

      The Wabanaki: People of the Dawnland - Acadia National Park

      Jordan Pond is an oligotrophic tarn in Acadia National Park near the town of Bar Harbor, Maine. It covers 187 acres (76 ha), with a maximum depth of 150 feet (46 m) and a shoreline of 3.6 miles (5.8 km).[3][4][5]

      The pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet during the last glacial period. It is flanked on the west by Penobscot Mountain and to the northeast by the two mountains known as "The Bubbles". The southern end, and outflow, are limited by the natural Jordan Pond moraine, which has been supplemented by a small dam.[3][5][2][6]

      The pond has clear water, with visibility normally 46 feet (14 m) and occasions of up to 60 feet (18 m) recorded, the deepest in Maine. It serves as the water supply for the village of Seal Harbor. It does not experience dissolved oxygen depletion in the depths of the lake.

      Some types of boating are permitted, but human beings and pets must stay out of the water.[3][7]

      Jordan Pond - Wikipedia

      Acadia National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

      Hiking up the bubbles is a fairly easy (short but they are steep) little hike.Hikes the whole family should include while at Acadia.I've only been up once and should trek back up again sometime.Great views.

      Come on up and explore vacationland! You'll love it here! Bring your hiking shoes,backpacks,bikes,kayaks and tents! Your gunna need 'em if you want to see Maine properly. We'll have the coffee on for ya. Don't mind the screen door,that's just shut to keep the bugs out,not you. No need to knock either, just come on in and make yourself at home.If no one is around,we're probably just out for a walk in the woods,out checking our lobster traps,down to the river casting out a fishing line,or out hunting some deer,bear or moose and we'll be back shortly.:)
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