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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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Round trip on southern trail 4 hours. Nice views of islands in Harbor. Take the extra loop on way up. Intermediate trail, not many rocks to climb over. One metal stair at the end... read more

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Lady Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Round trip on southern trail 4 hours. Nice views of islands in Harbor. Take the extra loop on way up. Intermediate trail, not many rocks to climb over. One metal stair at the end. Lots of travelers. Wish there was a loop. Views found down better than up.

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Millville, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've driven up Mount Washington and Pike's Peak. This drive is far less precarious than those and offers equally gorgeous views from the top. There are trails to walk around the rocks at the peak. Bathroom facilities and a gift shop at the peak are nice.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beauty at its best. Make sure car is in good shape to get to top of mountin. Take a jacket and be prepared for high winds. Multiple photo opportunities on the way up the mountin--places to pull off road. parking can be difficult at top.

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Thank Marshall K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I understand that sunrise is beautiful from the top of Cadillac Mountain, but we were here mid-day and it was terrific. You can see a very long way on a clear day, and by taking the half mile circle path at the top you can see about 290 degrees including most of what you would want to see, and you... More 

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Thank Douglas T
Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed taking my teenage grandchildren. Parking is a problem but it is fun to look out at the Ocean, see the islands and all the sailing ships and even a cruise ship. Without the water though, the Blue Ridge Parkway is just as beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic trip! To be able to see Bar Harbor, the other islands, and practically 360 degree views is just an amazing experience. A nice walking path goes around the summit, with useful signs of notable views and items up there. Even the drive up is amazing - multiple hairpin turns each with its own breathtaking view. If you... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short drive up the mountain to get a view of the sunrise before anyone else on the continent. Great views (in the fall particularly) and can be a tad bit colder up there. You can walk along the peak and take various photos on the rocks plus there's ample parking. Don't get fooled into parking right away, as you should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply breathtaking! The drive up the mountain is so beautiful. You can see water for miles. Driving up Cadillac mountain and stopping at the small picture spots were worth it. If you are not afraid of heights this is for you. The amazing views from this mountain are stunning. I wanted to stay up there for days.

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Thank Keyla M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

**WARNING - DRESS WARM!!!!** We visited in mid/late August. Besides its really chilly before dawn, it is absolutely breathtaking to be here with my husband while watching the sun go up from behind the coastline, it went from a little peak to full blown orange sun within minutes!!!! Must experience once in a life time. Sun rose at 5:45 when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cadillac Mountain, was the end of a 1000 mile motorcycle tour for us. The vistas are spectacular, the sunset was beyond any of our expectations. The park itself is magnificent, the staff were very helpful. If you are in the northeast part of the Maine coast this is an absolutely must see place.

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