To the Top!

To the Top! (HM200B)

Location: Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 21.017', W 68° 13.801'

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Acadia National Park

On foot, by rail, by road - people have made their way to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for centuries. Noticing the influx of vacationing rusticators in the late 1800s, entrepreneur Frank Clergue devised an ambitious system in which carriages hauled passengers from Bar Harbor to Eagle Lake, where they boarded a steamboat that took them to a cog railroad, which carried them up this steep western slope. The three-tier excursion took 90 minutes. After 10 years the railway closed, largely because competitors had built a new carriage route - and that, in turn, was greatly improved for automobiles in the 1920s and 1930s.
"There is a tolerable road up . . . to the summit, though the usual and, perhaps more agreeable plan is to walk."Clara Barnes Martin, Mount Desert on the Coast of Maine, 1867
Walk to the summit using the North Ridge Trail from Park Loop Road 4.4 miles (7 km) round-trip or the South Ridge Trail from Otter Creek 7 miles (11 km) round-trip.
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HM NumberHM200B
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 561368 N 4911067
Decimal Degrees44.35028333, -68.23001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 21.017', W 68° 13.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 21' 1.02" N, 68° 13' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cadillac Summit Rd, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US
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