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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Wells, ME 04090
Phone Number: 2076469226
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This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.

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Beautiful Easy Hike

Nice place for a walk! It is very scenic and beautiful. The path is well maintained and should not be challenging for most. I particularly love this place early in the morning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a walk! It is very scenic and beautiful. The path is well maintained and should not be challenging for most. I particularly love this place early in the morning or late in the afternoon because the way the light strikes the water. If you enjoy nature then this is a perfect walk.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to know...By wildlife, I think they mean the plants and birds and squirrels. We didn't see much else.... No deer, moose, etc. (If you are looking for a wildlife sanctuary with rescued wildlife, head a little north about 45 minutes outside of oxford.) That said, this was a very enjoyable, free outdoor excursion. You can be at one... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rachel Carson was a naturalist and this Refuge is a tribute to her work. It provides a mile long hiking/walking loop that you can also walk with a dog on a leash (year round!). There are various look out spots to stop and enjoy the natural beauty, There are restrooms too--with composting toilets (naturally...) Definitely worth a visit if you... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for a quick early morning walk and to bird watch. Beautiful place that is an easy walk and quick if you don't stop to explore and look for birds, etc. Several people with their dogs. I had driven in the afternoon before and the parking lot was packed so it's popular with the locals too. Well worth... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing place to take majestic photos and walk thru the beauty while listening to the sweet chirping of the birds. It is a must!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Watch for poison ivy, though the paths are well trimmed. Hillier than next-door Laudholm, less revealing boardwalk.

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Derby Line, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I believe the nature loop is about 1 mile long over relatively flat terrain. A guide pamphlet explains items of interest along the way. There are generous overlooks for the marsh areas and corresponding explanations of what you are looking at.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge provides an easy, level walk through a wooded area bordering a saltwater marshland. The path is a boardwalk and appears to be wheelchair accessible. Pamphlets provide a brief description of the view from each scenic overlook. We didn't see a lot of wildlife, but it might have just been the time of year (fall).... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A great place for a contemplative walk to appreciate the nature for which Rachel cared so deeply. If you're in the area, this is a great stop - an hour well spent. Be careful - WAZE doesn't always get the directions correct.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a one mile trail and walkway through the bird sanctuary. The trail and walkways are well maintained and provide excellent views of the salt marshes, river, and the ocean inlet that creates this bird sanctuary. This is a beautiful, easy and informative nature walk. Wonderful.

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