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Address: , Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving, Watching sunrise/sunset
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 the many great things about America is the amazing national parks. It never ceases to amaze me what a wonderful job they do in protecting these parks and making them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the many great things about America is the amazing national parks. It never ceases to amaze me what a wonderful job they do in protecting these parks and making them accessible to the public for relatively little cost. Anyone who does not take advantage of these incredible resources are really missing out on something incredible. Cadillac Mountain is... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I haven't felt the urge to climb up, out, and over as an older adult until I encountered the many rock formations atop Cadillac Mountain on a beautiful late summer day. There were ample opportunities to access inspiring views overlooking the ocean and forest, ranging from easy to more demanding whether by walking, hiking, or biking. Restrooms were clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went here twice. The first time it was a bit foggy, the second was the day that we left BH. Both were spectacular. Easy drive to the top, suggest stopping on the road on the way way up or down for great views of Eagle Lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cadillac Mountain is the highest point in Acadia National Park and along the north Atlantic sea shores according to Wikipedia. There are many trail on top of the mountain that many people find their photoshoot views and some are find hiking trails. You will need a few hours their to walk around and hiking. You should check weather for the... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Struggled with this review. On one hand beautiful views. On the other hundreds of people fighting for parking on a sunny day. This is where the shuttle fails. It doesn't go up Cadillac Mountain. There's no good time to go up & enjoy this without crowds if it's July or August. We discussed it with a local before we went... More 

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Muldraugh, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here while in the area for a family wedding. We had our two oldest children with us (9 & 8). It's a beautiful drive up the mountain. However, the real beauty is when you get out of the car and start exploring. There are amazing views of all the sounds, Atlantic Ocean, and other scenery. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic view from the top- Bar Harbor, the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman's Bay one way, out to the Cranberry Islands and the Atlantic Ocean another or the lakes and Blue Hill on the mainland another. Easy trail around the top for great views or other harder hikes down the mountain .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful day spent on the mountain. Pictures almost do it justice but the naked eye makes an internal memory forever.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We like to hike so we were happy to have a trail to use that had such magnificent views of the islands. The actual trail is about four and a half miles and you gain about 1200 ft in elevation. We hiked about five and a half miles in total with the time we spent exploring the summit. We found... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

or the early wake up time. We didn't need to worry about driving up the mountain in the dark as we were not alone, but one of a stream of cars headed upward. Once at the top, parking is tight and crowd is plentiful...not sure how early people start arriving but we got there at 430 am and got one... More 

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