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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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We hiked to the top. Views are worth all the work. Many options for hiking. Some more difficult than others. Summit offers 360 degree views of coastline and lakes. Snacks and... read more

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hiked to the top. Views are worth all the work. Many options for hiking. Some more difficult than others. Summit offers 360 degree views of coastline and lakes. Snacks and bathrooms at top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This view never gets old. We were there on both sunny and foggy days and we always find something we never noticed before. A must see when in Bar Harbor.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We climbed this down and back in about 3.5 hours. We are 57 and 60. The trail is rocky and somewhat steep in areas so it's a good workout. Also it was warm here which made it a little less pleasant. The disappointment is when you get to the top. A road runs up there too so all the others... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have son with CP, so we opted to drive up verse hike. Great views and paved trails at the top of mountain as well as bathrooms and guest services. There are lots of other trails leading around Acadia from top, so if able would do that. Lots of people and tours, so it is crowded but it is to... More 

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Unicoi, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main reason we came to Bar Harbor and we were not disappointed. The views from Cadillac Mountain are breathtaking. Alot of picture opportunities, can see for miles. We arrived early and missed alot of traffic other than a lot of folks on bicycles. A lot of trails to hike and enjoy. Go early and enjoy.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove our rental van up the steep mountainous road to the summit parking lot on Cadillac Mountain, along with a few thousand other visitors. Once out onto the top of Cadillac Mountain's rugged granite pinnacle, we could view the distant Atlantic Ocean, the tiny town of Bar Harbor and the many islands that dot the coastal areas around this... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our kids to Acadia National Park for our family vacation. As we mapped out our first day we decided to hit Cadillac Mountain first ~9:30am. It proved to be a fantastic choice. The views are amazing of the surrounding islands and ocean, truly breath taking beauty. Also, while parking was getting tight when we arrived... when we left... More 

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is AMAZING! Cadillac Mountain offers the Cadillac of all views in Acadia National Park. We went at six on a Monday night, and although crowded, it was easy to walk out to the vista points and see features like the Porcupine Islands and other landmarks.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cadillac Mountain is a must see everytime we visit Acadia. It never ceases to amaze me. We have not hiked up as my son is young but we will try the next time we stay at Blackwoods Campground as the trail head is at the Entrance to the campground.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is said one can see the first daylight in the USA standing at this point. Well that might be the case with without a clear sky there is nothing else worthwhile to go to. Overcrowded and a few paths to walk around it is almost like elbow rubbing. If you like ....

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