Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine, is the place to see first rays of Sun in the whole of United States. We had reached there after covering fall in Vermont and New Hampshire, and Acadia is even better known for its colors over the many small islands.
At an elevation of 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. We were staying just a bit from the road to the Summit of the mountain, so it was easy to drive to its peak early morning, which was on the top of my list of things to do there.The road to the top meanders through the North and Eastern side of the mountain. If your want to see the Sunrise, it is better to rush to the top first, though you might be tempted to stop at the various vintage points along the 5.6-kilometer stretch. Sometimes, even the parking might be hard to find up there though they have ample spots!At the summit, I stood in the bitter cold of early-October and my fingers froze many times to capture these shots. I was in the company of many ‘wise’ men and women though 😛The scenery changed dramatically as I admired the views from about 5am till 7.30 or so. The clouds and islands in the distance added beauty to the extravanagza. There were fall colors too, but not at their peak yet.The sun made its first appearance in style, and many around clapped to welcome another day!The following moments kept me hooked to the mesmerizing sights, as it was a perfect morning one can ask for!The entire experience only made me strengthen my resolve to never miss a Sunrise while on vacation…it is a wonderful gift of nature that needs to be appreciated and be thankful for!