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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 25 things to do in Wells Features Animals
Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Beautiful views! A very positive nature walk and great photo spot. It was very relaxing. We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mansfield, Massachusetts

We walked the mile long loop. Very beautiful scenery. Walking through the woods, but with views... read more

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This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salt marsh” (31 reviews)
“nice walk” (23 reviews)
Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful views! A very positive nature walk and great photo spot. It was very relaxing. We were very happy with our visit! :)

Thank paisley8387
Reviewed yesterday

We walked the mile long loop. Very beautiful scenery. Walking through the woods, but with views of the tidal marsh and the ocean. A brochure explains what you are seeing along the way. Great place to spend an hour or so outdoors.

Thank drbking
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on my way back from Kennebunkport and we were very pleasantly surprised with what we found. Wide-open trails, beautiful vistas and easy access made for a fun family afternoon.

Thank bigguynred
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy level one-mile stroll includes 12 lookouts from which to observe nature's way. Wonderful way to clue people in to this region's ecological significance.

Thank andreakimkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem that you must see. We walk through Rachel every time we are in Maine. The views of the marsh change from year to year and we enjoying seeing how the landscape changes. Beautiful birds and view . A must see...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've walked the trails at Rachel Carson many times. The peace and serenity is almost overwhelming. A must see when you are in down east Maine. Lovely views of salt marshes and the Atlantic.

Thank bt1sw2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintained trails with good interpretive signage. Very easy walking for all ages. Interest mix of trees and birds with proximity to ocean, estuaries and wetlands.

Thank prt548
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was okay, took the one mile walk around the refuge. Just saw salt marshes, that's about it. I would not go back again, once is enough.

1  Thank cookmoe7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we did not see much wildlife, other than a snapping turtle being released, the short trail (groomed path) through the shady woods what a great leg-stretcher for my wife and I, and our two dogs. Loved the views over the marshes and out in...More

Thank MuleHead2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is in a wooded area and the trail is an easy walk but all you see is salt marsh, which is boring. Interior of trail is woods but overgrown and no wildlife to look at. It's a good outdoor experience for city folk, but...More

Thank dan h
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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.