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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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A must do visit visiting Acadia national park on Mount Desert Island! The views are spectacular and I loved the very natural feel on this summit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Download the Chimani: Acadia app and use it to identify which hikes to go on. The Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail is a 7 mile round trip hike, which takes 3 hours if you're going at a decent speed. I recommend this hike because it takes you through the woods and then out along the ridge, slowing building to the... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The drive up Cadillac Mountain is an easy one. You'll have nice views along the way as well as at the top. There are a few pull off photo stop places on your way up (or down) the mountain. At the top, there is ample parking, restrooms, and a gift shop. You'll be able to get some nice photos at... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must do visit visiting Acadia national park on Mount Desert Island! The views are spectacular and I loved the very natural feel on this summit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What an amazing view from the top! Unfortunately it's similar to the Grand Canyon in that pictures will not do it justice - be sure to soak it in while you are there. Parking can be an issue later in the day so go early. There is a marked pathway to walk on at the top. It is a very... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My son in law and I arrived at 4:40 A.M. and saw the sunrise at 4:47 and it was 40 degrees and just below a gale blowing. Cold but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

No words to explain. Stunning. The ride up the mountainside is a bit scary, but risky worth it. The park at the top offers amazing views, and the kids could get out and explore without falling off the edge of the mountain. What more can a mom ask for?

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent views of both the mountains and the ocean along the South Ridge Trail. This trail and the summit were very crowded - you can get similar views with less crowd from the Gorham Mountain Trail. I don't suggest the West Face Trail on or immediately following a rainy day or for inexperienced hikers since a lot of the trail... More 

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Vernon, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop! The views were amazing! The trail was an easy walk for us. Nice gift shop and restrooms. This was better than we expected!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must do on the island. The lakes are nice too but the view is spectacular on Cadillac Mtn. Great for a picnic. Accommodates lots of people, easily. Great for all ages. If you visit Bar Harbor et al. and don't go to the top of Cadillac Mtn., well, you missed a great stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can drive to the top and walk around the perimeter. The sunsets are not to be missed. We took our lunch and camping chairs and sat all afternoon.

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Address: Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Acadia National Park

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