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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Beautiful easy trail

Beautiful trail, very easy walking, flat. Went with snow on the ground, just had boots on. Place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marilyn_123_456
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Boston, Massachusetts
So beautiful!

This is a beautiful place to visit, there’s picnic tables and a lovel flat/level well groomed trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mainelywrappers
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Wells, Maine
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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)
“nature walk” (14 reviews)
“nice walk” (28 reviews)
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Wells, ME 04090
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"salt marsh"
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"nature walk"
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"nice walk"
in 28 reviews
"easy walk"
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"mile loop"
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"short walk"
in 15 reviews
"nice trail"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful vistas"
in 6 reviews
"wooded area"
in 7 reviews
"poison ivy"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 7 reviews
"great nature"
in 7 reviews
"bug spray"
in 9 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
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"hidden gem"
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"maine coast"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful trail, very easy walking, flat. Went with snow on the ground, just had boots on. Place to park car. 1-mile trail took less than an hour.

Thank Marilyn_123_456
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit, there’s picnic tables and a lovel flat/level well groomed trail to walk on that takes you by the marsh, there’s benches along the way to sit so even a small child or older person can do this walk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mile long walk through well-set trails along the rivers with outstanding views out to the ocean. Dogs are allowed on leash. Our children always enjoyed excursions there. We now enjoy weekly it during spring, summer, and fall, and occasionally on cross-country skis...More

Thank kennebunklegal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy visiting here when we go to Maine. It’s a pretty spot to get a little exercise and very well maintained!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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

Thank Glenntherestranteur
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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
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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
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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
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finbit
6 August 2017|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are
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jamatola j
9 October 2016|
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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.
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