Where do we row?

Name: Long Pond

Lat/Long: 44.3549/-68.3633 (North end boat launch)

Size: 897 acres

Maximum depth: 113 ft.

Boat Racks: Our boats are kept in the parking lot of National Park Canoe rentals. Please don’t park in their parking lot! There is parking to the right of the boat ramp or on Whitney Farm Road.

About:  “Great” Long Pond (to distinguish it from “Little” Long Pond, also on MDI) is the largest lake on Mt. Desert Island. 2/3 of the pond is located within Acadia National Park, with Bernard, Mansell, and Beech Mountains rising up along either side of the basin. The north end of Long Pond is used for swimming, fishing, and boating. Be very aware of swimmers, who can be difficult to see in the water. Please respect the wildlife (look for nesting loons!) and human residents who live at the pond. Also, stay aware of all other activities while rowing. Scullers: look around every few strokes when rowing in northern finger of the rowing area. See Also: schematic just below.

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