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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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great place to get some time away

I enjoyed the quiet time here especially in the off peak season. There are many natural things to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard H
Wells, Maine
Highly recommended for a lovely nature walk

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge honors the work of a major American naturalist. Ms... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belmont, Massachusetts
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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” (35 reviews)
“nice walk” (28 reviews)
“nature walk” (13 reviews)
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Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the quiet time here especially in the off peak season. There are many natural things to look at and it will revive you!

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge honors the work of a major American naturalist. Ms. Carson would no doubt be happy to see how this place was developed. Its located in a wooded setting. One follows a flat, well-marked path with lookouts along the way,...More

Thank marianc95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous trails to walk, meandering through forest bordering salt marshes, Great bird-watching and picnic space and some small event spaces.

Thank Glenntherestranteur
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nice walk in the waterfront woods. There are a whole series of separate refuges. Very relaxing and beautiful. Interesting graphics inside of the building. Restrooms available.

Thank Timothy5
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Stop @ the Visitor Center & pick up a brochure that highlights each of the 11 checkpoints. The 1-mile nature walk through the wilderness preserve with views of the canal, salt marsh, & the ocean in the distance is peaceful & scenic. Most of the...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 28 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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

Thank Dononlake
Reviewed 23 October 2017 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

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6 August 2017|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are
jamatola j
9 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.