West Quoddy Head Light, Maine
Here, on certain days the first rays of sunlight touch the United States. Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, further to the south and west also shares this distinction. While the lighthouse is on the most easterly land, the extra elevation of the mountain gives it an advantage during certain seasons. So depending on the time of year, one or the other can truly claim the honor. Both locations are frequently visited by those who value the early morning spectacle.