August 20, 2012

A Ride Around Jordan Bubble Pond Loop in Acadia

Betsy Perreten, my stable manager, and I decided to trailer two of my horses to Skylands, my home in Maine, for a six-day visit.  On one of the days, we took a long ride on one of the carriage road loop trails in Acadia National Park. The carriage roads are one of the wonders of American parks.  They were wonderfully constructed in the early 20th century to exacting specifications and the drainage, the surfacing, and the roadsides of these 16-foot wide roads are impeccably built. The trail we chose is known as the Jordan Bubble Pond Loop, accessed by entering at Jordan Pond Gatehouse, going up the left side (west) of Jordan Pond and looping around and down to Bubble Pond and back to the trail.  It was a wonderful ride!