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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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well maintained trail.

This is a small quick 1 mile trail through the estuary but is on a well kept trail and has lookouts... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2012
Clinton, New Jersey
Beautiful tribute to Rachel Carson

this was the first place our local host brought us upon our visit to Kennebunkport....not the port... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2012
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“salt marsh”(37 reviews)
“nice walk”(31 reviews)
“mile trail”(15 reviews)
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing year-around on the refuge.
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321 Port Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4758
+1 207-646-9226
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This is a small quick 1 mile trail through the estuary but is on a well kept trail and has lookouts and boardwalks where needed. This is a dog friendly place. Might want to bring along the bug spray.

Thank bph19
Reviewed 11 July 2012

this was the first place our local host brought us upon our visit to Kennebunkport....not the port! Beautifully manicured paths through a tranquil woods with numerous overlooks giving picturesque views of the winding river and related marsh environment. a real treat....visitor's center also tells the...More

Thank djscruggs
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is a true sanctuary for people as well as animals. Just off busy route 1 they have parking and restrooms. The trail is a mile loop with the salt marsh on your left and coastal woodlands on the right. There is a nice brochure...More

Thank willbike
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Level, even trail, about a mile long. This was great for me as I have a bad knee & have problems walking but I was able to walk this trail with no issues. Unfortunately it started storming as we were walking so had to quickly...More

1  Thank Lovelyliki
Reviewed 29 June 2012

GREAT for Birding. Just that the wife didn't like the mosquitoes -- but the birds surely do. Bring your camera and binoculars, and pack a lunch. great place. Check out the Maine Diner on the north end, or Boone Island Ales at the south end...More

Thank kcyl
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Nice, easy one mile nature trail. What a pleasure - but bring a jacket even in summer as parts get quite chilly with wind.

Thank GVRBill
Reviewed 21 June 2012

A gorgeous and easy trail. A nice shady break from the beach and sun. Loved it!

Reviewed 21 June 2012

Easy access, well maintained trails & helpful staff.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 19 June 2012

A nice short trail to take a walk on. Clean bathrooms avaialbe as well. The scenery is picture perfect. God for young and old as the trail is wide and the boarwalks easy to manuver. A gem!

1  Thank CarolineGeishecker
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Lovely trail, about a mile in length, built to wheelchair accessible standards. Takes you through woods and to estuaries and rivers. Great for bird watching.

1  Thank mikeinjaffreynh
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are
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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.