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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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worth exploring for some peace and solitude

took a great hike here after viewing the park from the beach. a local gave us directions out to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheri K
Venice, Florida
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Short one mile trail winding through the woods with easy to walk trails. Beautiful views of creeks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim N
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This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt marsh” (33 reviews)
“mile trail” (12 reviews)
“nice walk” (25 reviews)
Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

took a great hike here after viewing the park from the beach. a local gave us directions out to the park. wonderful walk through the trees out to the beach. during low tide, you can walk across to one of the barrier islands. a small...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short one mile trail winding through the woods with easy to walk trails. Beautiful views of creeks and Maine coast line. Fall is a great time as the colors are wonderful

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a craft fair there and had an opportunity to walk the grounds as well; beautiful setting, very serene and an overall very nice get away! Trails lead to ocean with breathtaking views. A good stop for the natural person!

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting with a nice nature walk trail that circles around to the starting point. Nice views of lake also.

Thank Dononlake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our time there was anything but peaceful. We saw 2 birds and 2 chipmunks. But if you like seeing dogs and hearing them bark this is the place. Everyone seemed to have one. If your looking for Wildlife and peace go up the road to...More

2  Thank cjs0
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stopped and took the trek. Very peaceful, uneventful, but a nice break from the traffic. Scenery was nice and a relaxing walk

Thank dandawn52
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Have been many times! Recently went with my wife and 2 year old. We had a great walk saw a bunch of wildlife. My daughter loved seeing all the marsh views and the benches. This place is well kept and is great place to let...More

Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The parking lot and access road are triangular. Very tight corners with close trees and a split rail fence that had to come down for us to exit.

Thank Jklueter
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Named for Carson this is the centerpiece for a range of federal wilderness preserves along the coast. Essential to protecting salt marshes and habitat they also have some nice walking if you want to get away from the beach on vacation.

Thank JoeLaTravels
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Walked through the Wildlife Refuge with friends after a walk on the beach at Drakes one late afternoon. There are many trails and water spots to explore. Don't forget to check out the sculptures. Wildlife and the Beach. The best of both worlds. Enjoy!

Thank Vickie T
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are
jamatola j
10 October 2016|
Response from Dacw6 | Reviewed this property |
The NWR is in wells Maine. There are three sites within 5 miles. Sea vu, wells beach resort, moody beach rv camping. We didn't get to go but went to ogunquit Maine. I'm sure some around there as well.