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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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One of my favorite places in Maine!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
UntamedMainer
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Deer Isle, Maine
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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New Braunfels Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

..whether you drive up or hike up.. it is worth the effort. I lucked out and was there at a full moon, the sunset set and the moon came over the horizon. Just fabulous.

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Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Acadia National Park is amazing !!! We did visit it the 1st week of April so it was kind of dead which is not a bad thing. We heard that in peak times (which is the whole summer) it's so busy that they make both lanes a one way loop through the whole park. We were able to stop wherever... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Absolutely Breath taking, Still go there in my mind when I meditate. Screen Saver heaven at work, Can't wait to go back.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The road up is nice if you want good views without the hiking, but the trails are incredible. In my time I've done all four. This time, my daughter wanted to do the really steep trail, which was strenuous but worth it!

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I biked along the carriage roads which are wide and smooth with sure pack. One one part a hiking trail crossed the bike path so we set our bikes aside and hiked to the top of a smaller peak. The next day we hiked up Cadillac Mt which took 2 hours. It was not steep as we... More 

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