It is a popular place and now if you want to head to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park you will need a reservation for the Cadillac Summit Road between sunrise and sunset from May 26 through Oct 19.

The last time I was up there it was SO crowded, they had to do something. They see about 3.5 million visitors a year. This is the solution. According to their website NPS.org, the system is up and running and ready for reservations for sunrise and daytime trips. Here are some suggestions from the National Park System:

-Please print, download or screen capture your confirmation code to display since connectivity can be spotty approaching the check station.

-While there is an entry time window for each vehicle reservation – two hours for sunrise and 30 minutes for daytime – there is no limit on the length of time visitors may remain parked in the reservation area.

-For visitors who prefer to plan far in advance, 30 percent of available vehicle reservations are released 90 days ahead of each calendar date on a rolling basis. The remaining 70 percent are released at 10 am ET two days ahead of each date to allow visitors a bit more trip spontaneity.

Want to be a planner and get that reservation locked down?  Here is the direct link to that page.  It does cost an extra $4 for the ticket and $2 for a reservation fee on top of the fee to get into the park.

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