Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Cadillac Mountin is Acadia National Park's highest elevation and most comprehensive viewpoint. It is also the highest point on the United States Atlantic Coast (1,500 feet/466m). If you stood here alone at dawn you might be the first person in the country to see the sun's first rays.
The mountain is named for Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the Frenchman who was granted possession of this island in the late 1600s by King Louis XIV. Later Cadillac founded Detroit, inspiring the name of the prestigous automobile.
In front of you (east) are Frenchman Bay, with its several islands, and Schoodic Peninsula beyond. To your right (south) lie Seal Harbor, the Cranberry Islands, and the open sea.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 21.148′ N, 68° 13.451′ W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Click for map. Marker is near the parking lot on the summit of Cadillac Mountain, off Mountain Road in Acadia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park Glacial Freight (approx. 1.6 miles away); Peregrine Falcons Return to Acadia (approx. 1.8 miles away); Acadian Lights (approx. 1.8 miles away); The 1947 Fire (approx. 2.2 miles away); Forever Protected (approx. 2.5 miles away); St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bar Harbor.
Also see . . . Acadia National Park. (Submitted on April 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.