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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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

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Beautiful walk, peaceful, well maintained trail.

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... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Santa Rosa, California
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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 

Thank Barbara P
Santa Rosa, California
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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.

Thank cjaorme
Hilo, Hawaii
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156 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Michael R
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The wildlife refuge is a beautiful, peaceful place to walk. There is a one-mile loop on an easy path, with scenic overlooks all along the way. The marsh is filled with birds; at different times of day you can see other wildlife. We did the loop twice for a good morning walk. The path is flat and wide. Bring bug... More 

Thank SoupchickRI
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like peace and quiet with an outstanding views this is the place, just wonderful. An easy to walk trail overlooking the marshes and woodlands with wildlife traveling about. If you like nature which you must if your reading this "Rachel Carson" is a must see and do, my hat is off to you Rachel.

Thank squidder
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The trails here are amazing! The history of the property is so interesting. It is such a treasure! We come here every time we are in Wells.

Thank VermontSmiles
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went on nice walk here with 4 adults and 3 young children. The one mile trail was paved and stiller friendly. We liked that it was easy to follow so we could let an active 5 yr old run to the next stop and wait for us. We all enjoyed this walk

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Long walking path,and by the time you are finish the trail you are already losing hundred of calories at least.

Thank Mary Ann M
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous mile long woodland groomed trail, winding along salt marshes in the Wells, Maine area. There are a dozen lookout stands throughout the trail to allow great marsh views and information written about each area. It is a beautiful sanctuary especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. It is free of charge.

Thank tikkitikkitembo
Rangeley, Maine
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

An easily accessed walking trail along tidal basis within the shelter of protected woodlands. A very special area that's essentially meditative.

Thank DaisyDiva07

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