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Cadillac Mountain

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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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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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Awesome views!

Some friends and I were traveling home from Bangor and took a detour through the park. We didn't have time to hike any of the trails, so we drove what we could. The view from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
EffieLuna29
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Miramichi, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went in August 2015. The whole New England was rainy off and on. Was cloudy the day we drove up the mountain but as we got to the top and above the clouds it was sunny. To those saying it's just a hill....it's not. It's tall enough that top is sunny when the bottom was surrounded by rain clouds.... More 

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Miramichi, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some friends and I were traveling home from Bangor and took a detour through the park. We didn't have time to hike any of the trails, so we drove what we could. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking! It was a nice sunny day and you could see for miles. We got some great photos.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice way to start your day - sunrise on the mountain with 100 of your best friends. Truly is worth getting up for. Beautiful.

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Thank MichiganTess
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. Lots of breathtaking views from fabulous hikes. Lots to see here - you need more than a weekend!

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Thank Jeff R
Gouldsboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The very best time to be at the top of Cadillac (accessible by car) is at sunrise. The view is fantastic, and the crowds that appear later in the day have not yet arrived. If you are a hiker, there are several trails - all downhill from the summit of course!

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Wildwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the ride up the mountain and the views of the ocean and harbor were wonderful. Absolutely a must see!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the mountain are incredible, especially in October when the leaves start changing colors. A must stop, assuming you can find a parking place.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View from the top is amazing. Even though the top of Cadillac Mountain only 400 feet above sea level, you feel like you are on top of the world because of the layout of the land. There are trails all around and across the top so you can see everything around. Depending on the time of year, blueberries also grow... More 

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Atlantic Beach, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every July we visit my cousin on Desert and this is one of our usual stops. Easy to get to and the views on a clear day are beautiful. Parking can be a problem but patience saves the trip.

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views, and easy drive to the top for a panorama. Best view in Acadia Nat'l Park in our opinion.

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