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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 views for miles

We took 2 trips up the mountain. The first was on a foggy, raining day and we were just curious what it would be like. We were above some of the clouds and it was a little... read more

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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took 2 trips up the mountain. The first was on a foggy, raining day and we were just curious what it would be like. We were above some of the clouds and it was a little brighter up there and we could only see glimpses of things. We then went up on a crystal clear day and the views... More 

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had perfect weather to view the sunset on Cadillac mountain. The park is very busy so plan to get there about an hour before the sun goes down so you have a parking space. We viewed from the start of the north summit trail. However some people expressed the opinion that you should watch from the blue hill parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to get up Cadillac Mountain for a sunrise or set. Be aware-the park is sometimes closed to cars in the morning so check the NPS website before you get up early. Parking on the summit is limited so get there early. Fog and clouds can sometimes close the mountain so make it a priority to go if you... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was an easy drive from the Loop Road, with ample parking at the top. The views were spectacular in all directions. Easy walking trails around the summit made everything accessible. You'll be tempted to stop on the drive up to take photos. Most of the photos are better from the top so do yourself a favor and wait for... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful stop to get the lay of the land and enjoy spectacular views The trail around the top is an easy walk for most and plenty of vistas for great photo ops. Be sure to check out the trail system throughout the Acadia Park along with the Carriage Trails

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was exciting to drive up the steep road to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Of course, as the driver, I couldn't look out to enjoy the views along the way, but being at the windy peak was exhilarating! On the clear morning in mid-September we could see the islands and the ocean all around us.

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Thank Happygrandmere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take time to drive through Acadia National Park and go see Cadillac Mountain! You do have to purchase a $25 visitors pass per car for the park but trust me, it's worth it! The drive is gorgeous filled with lots of opportunities to pull off for scenic photo ops of Bar Harbor with cruise ships in the bay. When you... More 

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to see and do, but you have to go to the summit to complete the Acadia experience. The vista is legendary. Don't forget your camera. I recommend early morning or late afternoon.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While we were in Acadia National Park, we experienced sunrise and sunset on Cadillac Mountain. This was a awesome experience to say the least. I recommend it.

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the privileged to be here on a full moon, so watching the moon set to our west and the sun rise to our east was incredible. If you're going for sunrise, set out early as the parking is limited and gets extremely full and people will park anywhere they can. The only thing that was disappointing about this... More 

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