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Key Info

Park Loop Road

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.3

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Both the Jordan Pond Nature Trail (an easy stroll through the evergreens) and the Jordan Pond Shore Trail (a more difficult trek along the rocky coast) spill out to the picturesque and pleasant respite that is Jordan Pond. Pick your poison (or trail) and at the end, you'll find crystal-clear waters that mirror the surrounding mountains. The nearby Jordan Pond House Restaurant serves soups, lobster rolls and its signature popovers and tea.
Recent travelers were equally impressed with the restaurant's menu as they were with the spectacular scenery. They also appreciated the restaurant's kid-friendly atmosphere. However, visitors warned that the restaurant can get very crowded around lunchtime, especially in the summer. If you don't want to wait long for a table, try getting to the restaurant early (reviewers raved about the afternoon tea). If you can time your hike accordingly, you can also make reservations by calling the restaurant. And when you're ready to move on, the Perpendicular Trail, as well as a handful of other paths, start in the area. If you'd rather drive here than hike, the restaurant has its own parking lot, but space is limited. You can access the parking lot from Park Loop Road. You can also arrive via the Island Explorer shuttle (Route No. 5 stops here).

Both the Jordan Pond Nature Trail (an easy stroll through the evergreens) and the Jordan Pond Shore Trail (a more difficult trek along the rocky coast) spill out to the picturesque and pleasant respite that is Jordan Pond. Pick your poison (or trail) and at the end, you'll find crystal-clear waters that mirror the surrounding mountains. The nearby Jordan Pond House Restaurant serves soups, lobster rolls and its signature popovers and tea.

Recent travelers were equally impressed with the restaurant's menu as they were with the spectacular scenery. They also appreciated the restaurant's kid-friendly atmosphere. However, visitors warned that the restaurant can get very crowded around lunchtime, especially in the summer. If you don't want to wait long for a table, try getting to the restaurant early (reviewers raved about the afternoon tea). If you can time your hike accordingly, you can also make reservations by calling the restaurant. And when you're ready to move on, the Perpendicular Trail, as well as a handful of other paths, start in the area. If you'd rather drive here than hike, the restaurant has its own parking lot, but space is limited. You can access the parking lot from Park Loop Road. You can also arrive via the Island Explorer shuttle (Route No. 5 stops here). 

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