Current Parking Situation

From 11 am – 4 pm Parking at Jordan Pond House is LIMITED. Please consider using the Island Explorer.

Parking Information

  • Shuttle: The Island Explorer offers free public transportation from Bar Harbor to Jordan Pond House with many other stops throughout Acadia. To get to Jordan Pond, board a route 5 bus at either the Village Green in Bar Harbor or the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Buses depart about every half hour. See shuttle schedules.

  • Bike: Jordan Pond House offers ample bike parking.  Bar Harbor has seeveral bike rental shops that offer many choices including locks and helmets, child size bikes, child seats and trailers, and tagalongs.

  • Bike / shuttle: Island Explorer can accommodate bikes, making it possible to bike one direction and hitch a ride the other.  For more information, see the Bike Express Schedule.

  • Horse and Carriage: Wildwood Stables, within Acadia National Park, offers carriage tours of the park.  Contact the Stables directly for information and current schedules.

  • Taxi: Several taxi services are available on Mount Desert Island.  Most will offer fare estimates if you call ahead and ask.

  • Car: Parking at Jordan Pond is very limited and fills up quickly. We strongly recommend arriving by another means. If you drive, the South Lot has parking for restaurant patrons only; the North Lot is open to anyone.

*Note: There is limited cell phone reception at Jordan Pond.  Do not make plans that rely on cell phone contact.