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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  • Kind of challenging, but the views are unbelievable. Definitely worth doing. I wouldn't take small kids, as you will end up carrying them. Where good shoes.  more »
  • We saw both sunrise and sunset over Cadillac Mtn. This is by far one of the most beautiful places on earth. Acadia National Park is absolutely a gem. We want to go back to Acadia again and again. We a...  more »
  • This is a must visit spot in Acadia simply for the breathtaking scenic and panaromic view on offer. There is a nice walk able trail all across the mountain and if wind permitting is a great spot to wa...  more »