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Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Address: Route 9 / Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME
Phone Number: (207) 883-5100
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Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Scarborough
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Visitor centers, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Visitor centers, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Scarborough, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took my daughter here for a program and we both learned an enormous amount about the marsh. Very outdated building, I often fear that it will be flooded during bad storms but that's to be expected due to it's location. This is a must see place for nature lovers.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was a physically easy and emotionally satisfying way to spend a few hours away from the commotion of the city. It's only about 30 min from Portland proper, but you feel worlds away. We shared a canoe and paddled the glassy water following a meandering "river" inside the marsh. Dozens of white egrets, sandpipers, and other birds were quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The people who run the center and the young woman who lead our program were courteous and very welcoming. The nature walk and talk were the right length if time for the age group and the activity (incorporating things the children found on the walk into clay sculptures they made themselves) was great!we are sure to come back and do... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you like nature and want a chnge from the paved roads and beach life, try this. Very peaceful out on the marsh.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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