Little Long Pond

Little Long Pond

Little Long Pond is officially "Long Pond" in the Town of Mount Desert but there is also a much bigger "Long Pond" in the Towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor. Therefore, many local people and some National Park Service documents refer to the Long Pond in the Village of Seal Harbor as "Little Long Pond." Little Long Pond has a surface area of 38 acres (0.154 square kilometers) and is at 20 feet (6.1 meters) above sea level. The maximum depth of this pond is 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) and the average depth is 3 feet (0.9 meters). Little Long Pond is mesotrophic, that is, it has moderate amounts of vegetation and dissolved oxygen. The fish in Little Long Pond include Brook Trout, Minnows, Banded Killifish, Fourspine Stickleback, Ninespine Stickleback, Pumpkinseed Sunfish and American Eel.

Little Long Pond and the surrounding area is privately owned and under the management of  the Green Rock Company in Seal Harbor. This property abuts the southern border of Acadia National Park and carriage roads on this private property connect to carriage roads in Acadia National Park. The public is allowed to hike and ride horses in this area during daylight hours. Obey the rules for the use of this property that are posted at entry points to the property. However, the owners may restrict access to this property from time to time. Trespassing is prohibited on private estates that abut or are near this property.

The photograph above shows the south end of Little Long Pond. The mountain to the left of center is Penobscot Mountain the mountains in the distance to the right are The Bubbles at the north end of Jordan Pond. The mountains in the distance to the far left are Bald Peak and Parkman Mountain. The next photograph shows a path along the eastern shore of the pond. All the photographs on this page were taken in early spring from State Route 3 east of Seal Harbor and the Stanley Brook entrance to Acadia National Park.

Green at Little Long Pond

The following photograph is a closer look at the water gap between the trees as seen in the first picture above. Little Long Pond extends north beyond this gap.

Trees at Little Long Pond

You may enter the Little Long Pond area through a pedestrian gate on State Route 3 in Seal Harbor across from a seawall west of the Stanley Brook entrance to Acadia National Park. This area may also be entered from carriage roads south of Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park.

 

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