Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Cadillac Mountain is a 'crown' jewel in Acadia - not necessarily so because of its competition (hard to crown just one jewel in Acadia) but because of its height. The road to get there is serpentine a...  read more »
  • Beautiful ride the foilage was gorgeous. Views were spectacular. Weather was a little chilly but not bad for the middle of October. A must visit. 
  • The highest point on the entire eastern seaboard, this bald belongs on the Appalachian Trail (on a clear day, you can actually see it's northern terminus, Mount Katahdin, over 100 miles away). Parking...  read more »
  • This peak is absolutely beautiful for an almost 360° view. You can see miles to the north and east providing an awesome sunrise view. The crowds are unavoidable in the summer, and parking can be limited, but the experience is well worth it
  • 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.
  • Excellent views! Nice workout to hike to the top, although you can also drive.
  • It really worths climbing all the way up with the rewarding view.
  • This is an absolute must see if your in the area. Very very beautiful view from up here! Best of all its free! Nice walking trails to explore and lots of photo ops. We have visited twice in the same summer and hope to go back again.
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