America is a land blessed with scenic roads. They unravel down coasts and pull taut across the plains. They wind up mountains and ensnare glacial lakes. And, everywhere you go, they are punctuated by pullouts, those gravel or asphalt outgrowths where motorists can pull over to stretch their legs and, perhaps, take in the view. Scenery might not be the only reason to pull over, but it is the best and these are the best spots to take it all in. Just be sure your camera is in the car.
Maine's Park Loop Road
Head to Mount Desert Island for some of the Northeast's best scenery. On Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park, you'll find beautiful views of land and water. Granite cliffs and coastal forests stand alongside the Atlantic. Get there early for a stunning sunrise at the top of Cadillac Peak, then linger at the pullouts with views out over the nearby islands, bays, and inlets. When the wind picks up, sailboats arrive en masse.
Road: Park Loop Road
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Pullout Coordinates: 44° 17.854', -68° 12.907'