Cadillac Summit Road offers stunning views from the top

February 28, 2012 12:00 AM

Many of the more famous roads in America are long and may pass through multiple states, but Cadillac Summit Road in Maine has made an impression with just 3.5 miles of real estate. This twisting road cuts through Acadia National Park and leads drivers to the top of Cadillac Mountain, offering some of the most gorgeous views in the country.

The road is closed every year between December and April 1, as snow and ice makes it difficult to traverse. However, this is truly one of the more beautiful sports in America when the summit is accessible, according to Travel Guide of America. The summit's Blue Hill Overlook, found at the end of the road, is a popular place for those who want to watch the sunset. The top of Cadillac Mountain is also a good place for the sunrise, as it's location on the southern coast of Maine makes it one of the first spots in America to receive sunlight.

Cadillac is so stunning that the neighboring towns have seen a huge surge in interest from vacationers. Bar Harbor has become a town full of lodging, resorts, shopping and restaurants. It even played host to President Barack Obama last year on a family vacation.

While the road itself is short, drivers should be sure that all of their auto maintenance is taken care of before heading to the top. Climbing a mountain can be a tall task for any vehicle, so drivers should ensure their car repairs are taken care of.

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