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Address: Acadia National Park, ME
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Activities: Driving, Watching sunrise/sunset, Viewing foliage
Description: The East Coast's highest mountain at 1,530 feet and Acadia's best known...
The East Coast's highest mountain at 1,530 feet and Acadia's best known sight.
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Fantastic views at sunrise or sunet

The views from from atop Cadillac Mountain of the sea and shore are fantastic at any time of day, though particularly so at sunrise, and to a lesser degree, sunset. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The views from from atop Cadillac Mountain of the sea and shore are fantastic at any time of day, though particularly so at sunrise, and to a lesser degree, sunset. There are pull-outs all along the road to the top, which offer views from several different sides of Cadillac Mountain as you ascend, and there's a parking lot shortly below... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The view from Cadillac Mountain is the best in this part of Maine for a birds eye view of the pacific and sunrise. It is a nice area of the park to hike around and save some memories for later via your camera. Worth the drive up the mountain, definitely!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you don't feel like hiking make the drive to the top. You may find 5 tour buses and 50 cars when you get there, so try to do it an off time.

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Jefferson, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Awesome! The drive up the mountain is easy. The views are spectacular looking on Bar Harbor and Frenchmans Bay. Make sure you visit before dawn to see the sunrise.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

What a great view , nice road , little tip however . When you start out and it is foggy at low elevation , the kids are asking if you are there yet , a few bikes go by and your wife says how cool , turn around and wait . Trust me , i have been on foggy roads... More 

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Deer Isle, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you visit Maine, don't miss the Acadia region, and especially Cadillac Mountain. Even a cloudy or overcast day is beautiful at the top of Cadillac Mountain! Be sure to dress warm- it's windy up there!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain as we didn't have a ton of time. The fact that you can drive to the summit is a plus when you are short on time but it does make for a different experience at the top. The views are incredible and are worth seeing, but with a large parking lot and... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a must see while in Acadia National Park but be advised if you are looking for a nice quiet relaxing view of the sunrise or sunset then Cadillac Mountain is not for you. Maybe you can get that off season but in the summer the place is VERY crowded at both sunset and sunrise. We tried both. You... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I went to the mountain top several times. But the best time in my opinion is in the early morning when the sun slowly rises from behind the ocean. The colors change around you and everything looks peaceful. But it is quite crowded at this time of the day. I went there around 5:45 AM in october and towards 6:30... More 

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

the weather was poor as we drove up the mountain, unsure if we were going to stay at the park. we had just paid to get in and didn't have time to visit the next day. it was now or never. we sat in the car watching it downpour for a while. then came lightning and we sought out refuge... More 

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