Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall: Cadillac Mountain at 1582 feet tall is one of the first places to see the rays of the rising sun in the United States. The 360 degree views from the spruce and pine studded granite summit are beyond spectacular. The smoothly worn granite mountain top reveals evidence of the regions natural history and the glaciers that once covered this land. The summit can be reached for a fee by a National Park road from May through November, and can also be reached by hiking trails in the winter months. Viewers at the summit are rewarded with a glimpse of the small harbors and villages that dot the shoreline of the island as well as the open waters of the North Atlantic. You don’t want to miss Frenchman’s Bay and Thunder Hole. Be sure to check local conditions and park hours before setting out, and prepare to be held speechless.