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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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The first spot in the eastern US that the sun rays hit at sunrise

Made the drive from Boston ( about 4 hours ) to see the sunrise. It was totally worth it. Driving up the mountain is nothing but fog - but once to reach the peak, it breaks and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
rebecca w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made the drive from Boston ( about 4 hours ) to see the sunrise. It was totally worth it. Driving up the mountain is nothing but fog - but once to reach the peak, it breaks and the view is unreal ! Just go and see for yourself!!!

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Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location - There is a parking lot at the top of the mountain but even on a chilly day, it was pretty full. The drive up is scenic with a lot of spots to pull off and take pictures. View - You're able to look down onto Bar Harbor and out to the water. There are a lot of trees... More 

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Madison, NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible to everyone. Magnificent views 360 degrees. Don't miss going up for a sunrise or sunset. Can look down on Bar Harbor and Bar Island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought going in Sptember would help us avoid the crowds. WRONG!!! The view is beautiful but you better get there VERY early if you want to get a parking place. Think an hour before sunrise wouldn't be too early. Dress WARMLY! The wind up here really keeps it cool. Felt sorry for the people huddled together to keep warm!

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Thank Woodsylady
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scenic beauty at its best. This place reminded me of great paintings. I have visited this place twice and both the occasions i was mesmerized by the blue sky shadow on the tiny islands.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I got up early to go see the sunrise, you can drive to the top of Cadillac mountain, but if you want a spot you should go probably a half hour to an hour before sunrise if you're there during the summer time. We went in August. It was absolutely worth it though, you have the bay... More 

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Green Brook, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First place the sun rises in the USA. We were up at 430am to see the sun rise. thinking we would be the only ones this is a very attended event each day Get there early if you are going to see the sun come up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There a reason why so many people drive or cycle up to the summit! The view is Spectacular! On a clear day you can see forever but even on a cloudy day you feel as a if you are as high as the clouds! A must see on your trip to Acadia National a Park!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atop cadillac, there could be 100's of people, and yet you experience it personally, every time.....very impact full.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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