Green Mountain Railroad

Seal Harbor, Maine

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A hike along the route of the old cog railroad that once climbed Green (now Cadillac) Mountain. The Green Mountain Cog Railroad was only the second of its kind in the country. (The Mount Washington Cog Railroad in New Hampshire was the first.) Tourists first ascended the mountain by railroad in 1883. Business boomed thereafter: The railroad made four trips a day during the first year of operation. However, competition with the existing carriage road led to the railroad's decline. In 1895, the Green Mountain engines were sold to the Mount Washington Cog Railroad. General location: Just south of the Park Loop Road-Cadillac Mountain Summit Road junction, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island.
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by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A hike along the route of the old cog railroad that once climbed Green (now Cadillac) Mountain. The Green Mountain Cog Railroad was only the second of its kind in the country. (The Mount Washington Cog Railroad in New Hampshire was the first.) Tourists first ascended the mountain by railroad in 1883. Business boomed thereafter: The railroad made four trips a day during the first year of operation.

However, competition with the existing carriage road led to the railroad's decline. In 1895, the Green Mountain engines were sold to the Mount Washington Cog Railroad. General location: Just south of the Park Loop Road-Cadillac Mountain Summit Road junction, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Seal Harbor
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: April through November.
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park, (207) 288-3338
Local Maps: Acadia National Park map; DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Green Mountain Railroad

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