Long Pond, The northern end of Long Pond
is accessible for swimming and canoeing at Pond's
End on Route 102 West. Canoe rentals are available
at Pond's End through a privately owned firm. The
southern end of Long Pond is accessible from the
Seal Cove Road in Southwest Harbor, although swimming
and canoeing are not allowed at this end of the
Park Loop Road, The Park Loop Road is 27
miles long. From this road you can see such sights
as Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach, Otter Cliffs,
Thunder Hole, Bubble Pond and Jordan Pond House
in the shortest time.
Sand Beach, This salt-water beach is considered
the most popular beach in Acadia National Park.
Located on the Ocean Drive section of the Park Loop
Road, the beach is actually composed of very little
sand, the bulk of its broad surface being made up
of billions of particles of crushed sea shells .
Seawall Campground, Across from the entrance
to Seawall Picnic Area is the park-operated Seawall
Campground. Open from late May until late September,
it operates on a first-come-first-served-basis and
features an amphitheater for evening slide programs
about the park.
Thunder Hole, is located along the Park
Loop Road. People come from all over to witness
the powerful sound that it creates when the water
forces into a narrow channel and traps air which
then creates the thunderous explosion shooting water
back up to forty feet. This can be seen during high