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Friday, December 7, 2012

12/6/12 Little Long Pond

Sunny and cold ( about 30 ) with winds that made it feel colder. Most of the hike we were protected by the woods so it was comfortable. We started from the parking lot on Rte. 3 and took the Friends Path down to the pond. Kelley was excited as soon as she was out of the car. This is one of her favorite hikes. As we neared the pond Kelley raced ahead and when I reached her she was with two women and four dogs and was also into the pond. Oh joy! We followed the trail on the west side of the pond to the Jordan Stream Trail

Sunlit water rippling over the rocks.

  View of the stream

When we came to the cobblestone bridge we stopped and shared an apple, looking back the way we had come.

From there we took the carriage roads and met Bailey and her owner, who we had met before. Kelley and Bailey play well together and she was, again, very excited. I tried to get pictures of them but it was too fast and furious for me.

We continued on the carriage roads to the Asticou and that to the Harbor Brook which took us back to Rte. 3 and then a short walk up the road to our start. Very pleasant hike -  2  3/4 hours


  1. I'm always struck by the size of the boulders in streams near you.
    Sounds like Kelley had a lively hike.

  2. Thanks for commenting John. Yes there are huge boulders in the streams - also on the mountains and some trails. And Kelley was really happy with this hike.

  3. I just discovered you blog and am really enjoying both the photos and descriptions. Little Long Pond is a favorite hike for me...especially when Acadia's trails are crowded with summer visitors. Here's a link to my post on the same walk

  4. Hi Scott - thanks for your comment- My dog Kelley is very fond of that hike because of all the water, both in the pond and the two streams ( and no leash and lots of other dogs) . I looked at your blog- nice pictures. I will go back and read more because I see mention of some spots I'm not familiar with.


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