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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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Beautiful view from the summit

We drove to the top of Cadillac and were amazed by the view. It was so beautiful and we were blessed with an amazingly clear day. You could see for miles. I would like to return... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jordan L
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cadillac mountain was a sure pick for our trip around Arcadia National Park. Just like many others, we needed to be sure to catch the sunrise at the summit. I remember getting out of bed at 2:30 and leaving at 3 to make the trip there. We stayed at a very small lodging site in Ellsworth, which was about a... More 

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Hastings
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Either a sun / moon rise or a sun / moon set...Give yourself plenty of time for these views as it is a very popular time to visit the summit....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to the top of Cadillac and were amazed by the view. It was so beautiful and we were blessed with an amazingly clear day. You could see for miles. I would like to return to hike the mountain, but I definitely would recommend this for at least a drive to the top.

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Orange City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cadillac mountain provides an excellent day hike opportunity. We camped at the base. In the morning we hiked to the peak and back down in 6-8 hours. We stopped along they was and took several side trails to enjoy the views from cliffs overlooking valleys, trees, and the ocean.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Cadillac mountain is the highest point in Bar Harbour with a great panoramic view. You drive through a wooded as you climb up the mountain. You also get a great view of the valley on the opposite side of the mountain. When you reach the top parking may be a problem as this is a prpular destination for summer visitors.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Hike as little or as far as your stamina and interest allow, but there are stunning views in every direction from the mountain and they only get better the farther you go.

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Springfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The views from Cadillac Mountain are breathtaking. There is a wonderful trail around the top of the mountain that is highly recommended and easy for most people to walk. . Love the displays that point out various sites from the top.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This was a great tourist spot, and what was so enjoyable was reaching the top and there was a bagpiper playing which was so awesome - Loved Loved Loved - can't wait to go back .

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Our tour to Cadillac mountain was grand. It was the last one for the guide and driver for this Fall season. The color of the leaves did not disappoint and the view was spectacular!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We went up to the top of Cadillac Mountain after lunch and then again at sunset. Beautiful about half way up as the sunset. At the top - lots of hiking trails, plenty of easy trails for a variety of views looking out over Bar Harbor and the various islands. If you visit Acadia Ntl Park - you don't want... More 

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