Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cadillac Mountain and other Acadia National Park attractions using our handy Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • Our tour to Cadillac mountain was grand. It was the last one for the guide and driver for this Fall season. The color of the leaves did not disappoint and the view was spectacular! 
  • We went up to the top of Cadillac Mountain after lunch and then again at sunset. Beautiful about half way up as the sunset. At the top - lots of hiking trails, plenty of easy trails for a variety of v...  more »
  • Love that you can drive up to the top so you can catch the sunrise, no matter the weather. Great 360 view. Would love to see this again in the summer. Bring blankets this time of year, its FRIGID but ...  more »
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  • Must stop here, I would recommend this view any clear day. Sunsets are gorgeous but very crowded. Come early to ensure you find a place to park and get out before sunset. Sunrise is beautiful as well and less crowded. Don't visit Acadia National Park without making the climb or drive up the Mountain.
  • Great view and hike. If driving the park passes are rather expensive and it gets crowded so it can be hard to find a spot. Definitely worth it if your in the area though.
  • Whether you arrive by car or up one of the trails, the Cadillac Mt summit will provide you with grand views of the surrounding areas (weather permitting of course!). My wife and I did the North Ridge trail and along the way were presented with some quite stunning views of both Bar Harbor, Mt Desert Narrows and the other nearby mountains. We also drove up and walked the short trail that circumnavigates the summit. Lots of information signs providing information about the formation of the structures visible and the organisms living there.
  • The crowned jewel of Acadia. The views are spectacular, the temps are cool, and the winds are robust. All combining to make for a memorable experience.
  • One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.