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Jesup Path

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The Jesup Path is an easy trail through the forest near Sieur de Monts Spring.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

100' 30 m

High

62' 19 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

38' 11 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors

Family Friendly A flat, easy path with lots of interesting plant life especially in the wetlands along the boardwalk.

Description

Starting from the northern tip of the Tarn (the marshy pond between Dorr and Champlain Mountains), the Jesup Path follows a broad gravel trail that curves up a small rise. The trail then drops into a small bowl as it passes the Abbe Museum, Sieur de Monts Spring, and the Wild Gardens of Acadia. Just past the Wild Gardens of Acadia, the Jesup Path continues along an elevated wooden boardwalk, which protects the fragile wetland below. Wooden benches are located at several points along the way. The long boardwalk is surrounded by deciduous trees, which are eerie in the spring, lush in the summer, and colorful in the fall.

When the boardwalk ends the Jesup Path continues along a broad trail. It passes a meadow, heads up a slight rise, and then ends at the Park Loop Road. Directly across the road is the Great Meadow Loop.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his Guide to Acadia National Park.

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Shared By:

James Kaiser with improvements by Chris Horton

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sittin' pretty
Mar 26, 2020 near Bar Harbor, ME
Wild gardens of Acadia.
Oct 20, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Elevated boardwalk along the Jesup Path.
May 22, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
The boardwalk.
Jun 1, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Green woodlands along the Jesup Trail.
Jun 1, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Acadia greenery.
Jun 1, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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