Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

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#1 of 317 in Parks in Maine
Perched upon Mount Desert Island in one of Maine's most popular parks, Cadillac Mountain is replete with hiking trails and scenery. The mountain, standing 470 m (1,528 ft) high, is one of the tallest on the United States' eastern seaboard. Here, you can get a glimpse of distant Canadian Nova Scotia in clear weather. You can either hike or drive the 5.6 km (3.5 mi) long road to the summit, which features views of the Porcupine Islands and ocean. Multiple viewing points and pullout spots are available along the way. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the park's signature granite slabs and rock formations rising from the ground. Before you head to Acadia National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Acadia National Park travel route builder website , to make sure you see all that Acadia National Park has to offer, including Cadillac Mountain.
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  • Cars to the summit! Great views but over crowded and full of tourists. Take hike to another peak and enjoy without the people everywhere.  more »
  • Cadillac Mountain is 1530 ft above sea level. It is located in Acadia National Park. Being there at sunrise is a ritual for many people. You have a 360-degree view from the top and many paved paths le...  more »
  • We decided to beat the crowds and take an early morning walk on top of Cadillac Mountain. Even though the ocean was fogged in, the views were spectacular. It was fun to see the cruise ship come in and...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful views in all directions. Great place to have a romantic sunrise or sunset rendezvous. The really breathtaking views can be seen in the fall after some of the foliage has changed. The contrast in colors is amazing especially at sunrise & sunset. If hiking is your thing, there are a few trails you can take & some pretty steep cliff faces if you wanna rock climb. During low tide you can see the land bridge between islands & at high tide, it's deep underwater. Great views of Bar Harbor & the surrounding towns. A must see view if you're in the area.
  • Spectacular views from the highest point along the North Atlantic (elevation 1,530 ft). Easily accessible by car. Crowded parking area at the summit. Trails extend from the parking area to bluffs and vistas. A good option for the whole family. Highly recommended.
  • Went to see the sunrise, but it was too foggy. Still felt the amazing presence of the mountain with everyone else that was there. Prepare for it to be significantly colder and wetter on top of the mountain than in Bar Harbor. Dog friendly. Close to breakfast places after the very early sunrise.
  • Nice to see all around Bar Harbor and Acadia National park See the first sunrise at the highest mountain in east coast Also see the beautiful sunset Get there early before sunrise or sunset. Otherwise once the parking are full, you can’t drive up. Limited parking space. Beautiful place and must visit if you visit Acadia National Park
  • Sunrise is supposed to be beautiful, but if you don’t want to deal with crowds, try the afternoon on a clear day. Beautiful views and worth the drive!
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