Peak Maine Scenery at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National
by Eric J. Hurwitz. Article updated 12/28/16.
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Cadillac Mountain, on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, proves you
really don't need a high mountain to get the best views. Coming in at
just 1,532 ft. high, Cadillac Mountain affords amazing views during
daylight, sunrise and sunset, including Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula,
Eagle Lake, Blue Hill Mountain, Southwest Harbor and the Cranberry
Islands. Being on top of Cadillac Mountain is really a great way to see
this unique area where the mountain-meets-ocean scenery creates views
that look quite different from anything you've ever seen! Mt. Cadillac
is simply spectacular, even when hundreds of people make it a busy
It's incredible that taking the 3.5 mile Summit Rd. to the top can
afford better views than some mountains in New England two or three
times bigger than Cadillac. There is a small gift, snack, and
information center at the top, which is nice and also convenient on a
chilly day, but we suspect you’ll spend the majority of time up here in
awe of the mountaintop scenery. The whole scene will make your soul
stir with joy, given the amazing, panoramic views of this storied
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Blue Hill Overlook at Cadillac Mountain. Credit: NPS / Kristi
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