Cadillac Summit Road offers a 3-mile drive to the top of the highest peak in the park. Along the way, there are several scenic pullouts to enjoy the view. Parking is available in two locations at the summit, where restrooms, a gift shop, and scenic overlooks connected by paved walks can be found. In October, sunset times range from 5:42 to 6:12 pm.
Island Explorer bus system does not serve the Cadillac Summit Road.
One Cadillac Summit Road - Daytime reservation is allowed per vehicle each day.
A separate reservation is required for each reservation area and entry time.
Reservations are per vehicle, not per person.
Vehicles must enter the reservation area within 30 minutes of the designated start time indicated on their ticket.
Reservations provide a timed entry, but do not require a departure time.
If you leave the reservation area with your vehicle, you need another reservation to re-enter.
You must have a printed or digital copy of your vehicle reservation available to be scanned to enter the reservation area.
The narrow, two-lane road winds to the 1,530-foot summit of Cadillac Mountain and has a speed limit of 25 mph. Drivers should use caution when traveling the road and must give 3-foot clearance when passing bicyclists and pedestrians.
Paved pullouts are located along the road for short-term parking to enjoy the views. Do not cross traffic to pull out on the opposite side of the road. Most of the parking is available at the summit, which is arranged in a loop. The Blue Hill Overlook parking area is 1/4 mile before the summit and offers the best sunset views.
Reservations do not assign a specific parking space.
Recreational vehicles and trailers are prohibited on Cadillac Summit Road.
Reservations are non-refundable under all circumstances, including emergency road closures and inclement weather (fog, clouds, rain).
Reservation holders must have a park entrance pass in addition to purchasing a vehicle reservation.
They may be obtained at the park or online at the Acadia National Park Site Pass page.
Lifetime and annual pass holders do not receive a discount on vehicle reservations.