Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

4.8
#1 of 318 in Parks in Maine
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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. 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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  • Very easy drive up, incredible view of sunrise at 5:24am in early May. Quite a few people already during this off-season, so I can imagine it will only get more crowded. 
    Very easy drive up, incredible view of sunrise at 5:24am in early May. Quite a few people already during this off-season, so I can imagine it will only get more crowded.  more »
  • We drove to the top since we were able to get a reservation. I didn't feel like hiking a lot, but the walk around the top was incredible. 
    We drove to the top since we were able to get a reservation. I didn't feel like hiking a lot, but the walk around the top was incredible.  more »
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  • Cadillac Mountain, Ma., 1st spot that the sunshine hits, in the U. S. A.
  • Stunning views at the summit but the crowd control is annoying.

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