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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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Drove up to Cadillac Mt. late afternoon after all the tour busses and crowds were gone. Parking was easy. Was windy and chilly late September, so bring a hat and gloves. Amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a must see in Acadia. Pretty crowded, but seemingly adequate parking. Paved trails at the top, easy trails to walk with some incline.

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove up to Cadillac Mt. late afternoon after all the tour busses and crowds were gone. Parking was easy. Was windy and chilly late September, so bring a hat and gloves. Amazing views all around from the short summit walk. Bring your camera. Spectacular sunset from one of the pullovers on the way down.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the highest mountain in Acadia and walkable from trail from Blackwoods campground. Recommend waking up early and driving up for sunrise- first place in continental US to see the sun rise. Truly breathtaking- hope for clear day! Trails are marked well and the panoramic view are well worth the trek Was not shuttle directly to Cadillac but there... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove to the top of the mountain (not everyone is a granola crunching hiker). The climate on top of the mountain is so very different than the shore. The day we were there it was foggy but there is supposed to be a great view from the top.

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Green Brook, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on 09/16/16, we left Otter Creek at 530am and just made sun rise at 610am. We didn't expect the large crowds. The parking fills up fast and we had to double park but everyone was there for the same thing the Amazing sun rise. Go early to get a good parking spot. They say the Sunset sets are... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hike to the summit of Cadillac Mountain via the North Ridge Trail is 2.2 miles up and 2.2 miles down. At a slower pace my group climbed the trail in 2 hours up and 1.5 hours down. There are other trails to the top. The North Trail was not heavily crowded on the day in September that we went... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first attempt to see from the top of the mountain was a washout with clouds and rain. The next day was perfect and we could see everything in the park from one location. There are lots of hiking trails, and the drive to the top isn't bad at all. If you're in Acadia, you can't miss this one.

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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for stunning views of Bar Harbor and Porcupine islands, drive the road up this 1530 foot mountain. There are many walking trails on top of the.flat, granite based summit. Alot a couple of hours to really enjoy the vistas and what the area has to offer.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is SPECTACULAR to say the least and you will never get tired of coming to Acadia, it will call you back. Gorgeous. Acadia is the smallest national park and the second most visited for good reason. Standing on top of Cadillac Mountain, the tallest peak on the east coast of the USA, you feel... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether hiking or driving to the top, Cadillac Mountains offers you the quintessential views of the Maine coastline We chose to hike and it was one of the best hikes I've ever done. First let tell you a little about.myself so you can gauge your own abilities compared to mine. I'm 60year old female, considered in good health. Knees and... More 

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