A popular travel website recently showered a ton of praise towards one of Maine's most cherished spots, Acadia National Park.

The Pine Tree State's golden child was recently cited by thetravel.com as being one of the best places in America for a mountain vacation. In fact, Acadia was one of just 10 places nationwide to be included on the list.

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It's no surprise to see Acadia included on this mountain vacation list. It's a stunningly perfect spot. It's a park loaded with activities that are ideal for any time of year. Acadia has camping, sightseeing, horseback riding, kayaking, and some of the best mountain hiking around.

The true cherry on top are the views. Acadia will blow you away with them. Rocky shorelines, secret ponds, incredible mountaintop scenes, and gorgeous lakes await you and your camera phone.

The most amazing view comes from the top of where every guest wants to watch the sunrise, the summit of Cadillac Mountain. For much of the year, it's the first sunrise seen in the continental United States. The summit road is so popular that guests need to reserve times. But it's worth every penny. This will be a sunrise you will never forget.

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But don't just take my word for it. Here is a little why The Travel chose Acadia as one of the county's best mountain vacations.

On the rocky coast of Maine, Acadia National Park packs ocean vistas, coastal forests, and granite peaks into one scenic package. Located primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, Acadia offers a variety of ways to experience the meeting of mountains and sea.

It's really no surprise to see Acadia make this list. The park has a special level of uniqueness that just screams Maine. It's the only true northeastern spot that has all of the region's best aspects, including mountains that literally touch the sea.  I'm glad to see those "from away" agree as well.

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