Along the rugged coastline of Maine, this gem of the Northeast offers ocean shoreline, coastal forests, remote islands, rocky mountains and historic lighthouses. With 45 miles of historic carriage roads to bike and 125 miles of trails to hike, Acadia is a premier destination for the adventurous and outdoorsy. Among the park’s granite peaks is Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet stands as the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast.
Cadillac's Famous First Light
For roughly half the year, from mid-October to early March, Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the United States where visitors can see the sun rise.
The national parks have meant so much to me and my family. My wife and I have traveled to several of the parks including Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, Zion, Rocky Mountain and numerous times to Acadia, which is the national park closest to home. Acadia holds such a…
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