- 1 1/4 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Strong magnet embedded in back
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 1530 ft.
Coordinates: N44° 21' 10'' W068° 13' 28''
Location: Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Betty Risser, 1996
The highest point on the eastern coast of the United States, Cadillac Mountain rises high above the blue waters of Frenchman Bay. With its landscape of lichen-covered granite and stunted evergreen trees, the mountain's summit is extremely fragile. Faced with harsh weather and shallow soil, alpine plants cling precariously to life. Misplaced footsteps can destroy life that took years to develop.
As more people visit Cadillac Mountain to experience the spectacular scenery, protecting its fragile environment becomes essential. National Park Service fences, signs, and staff direct visitors away from sensitive areas. None of these efforts to save Cadillac Mountain will work without your help. Stay on trails or step on solid rock ledges. Do not build cairns or other rock objects. Place all trash in proper receptacles. Leave No Trace as you explore the wonders of Cadillac Mountain.