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Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Route 9 / Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME
(207) 883-5100
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Scarborough
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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North Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Quiet, peaceful and relaxing while appreciating nature in its glory. Sunrise and sunsets are just breathtaking. The animals and mammals are always full of surprises. Now you see them, now you don't. It's just an amazing place to visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough Marsh Nature Center: 3,100 acre estuary is the largest salt marsh in the state, comprising of tidal marsh, salt creeks, freshwater marsh, and uplands. Very nice for nature lovers.

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North Tonawanda, NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Center is open seasonally, and closes after Labor Day. Restrooms close, too. But -- if you are prepared, you are in for amazing, up close views of birds you may never have seen before -- or only seen at a distance. We saw at least a dozen species in under 20 minutes while standing in the shade -- and no... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Wonderful place to take a walk or rent a canoe and paddle the marsh. Friendly staff and lots of stuff for kids to do.

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a real canoeing experience but on the gentle marsh so a good choice for going out with kids. There is also a nature center with lots of activities for kids, and a very friendly volunteer staff who engaged the kids and were eager to help. A fun time.

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Scarborough, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Looks like a rundown shack, but it is clean and full of interesting things. Kids can touch everything and will learn lots of interesting facts. Adults can do anything from just wander around observing the marsh to renting a canoe for a moonlight tour.

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Saw a lot of locals biking, jogging, and walking. A sanctuary for birds and expansive view of marsh lands. A different side of Maine's natural beauty.

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Portland, Maine
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361 reviews 361 reviews
238 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

On a crisp day bright with fall colors, this proves to be a great place for nature photography. The Center is on ME 9 north of Pine Point Beach. Parking is a dirt lot. The estuary on which the Center sits is Maine’s largest. Its 3,100 or so acres embrace 2,700 acres of salt marsh, five tidal rivers, several smaller... More

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Suffield, Connecticut
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178 reviews 178 reviews
68 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

My teenage son wanted to do some canoeing or kayaking while we were at Old orchard beach for a long weekend. So I asked the condo manager for a recommended place to go that is good for both teenagers and young kids. My sister in-law was with us and she has a 6 and 8 year old. The manager recommended... More

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Northeast
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Grab a canoe and take the kids out for a ride, you will be making memories. It was $16 bucks for an hour....the marshes are quite impressive like a maze. I would take both sunblock and repellant, and wear hats with visors, and sunglasses.

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