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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 44° 21.148′ N, 68° 13.451′ W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is near the parking lot on the summit of Cadillac Mountain, off Mountain Road in Acadia National Park.Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Picture Perfect? (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Volcanic Landscape Exposed (about 400 feet away); To the Top! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Acadia’s Founding Father (approx. one mile away); George Bucknam Dorr (approx. one mile away); Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park (approx. one mile away); Wabanaki Traditions (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
Also see . . . Acadia National Park. (Submitted on April 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.