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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Wells, ME
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.
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Kerrville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well done. Trail easy walk and informative. Great views of marsh and tidal ponds. Great bird watching. Well worth a short visit. No fee.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed across from the beach and looked at the refuge from our cottage. beautiful vistas, birds, and a little tidal river running through it. Can kayak or canoe up the river.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Comforting to know that Rachel Carson is remembered in this charming spot, a place that gives refuge to a few and reminds us of her legacy: saving our birds!!!

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I cannot believe that such a wonderful attraction was right around the corner from us. It is not to be missed. The vistas are unmatched. It is an easy level 1 mile paved trail through nature. You'll find it beautiful in the summer and even more gorgeous in the autumn.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

More like silent estuary. More people end up heading to Laudholm Farm to check out the Estuarine Research preserve so there probably won't be very many people.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this wildlife refuge has an easy packed trail along a bluff overlooking a salt marsh with 2 tidal rivers joining together on their way to the nearby ocean..the trail is wheelchair accessible and an easy stroll for all ages..a pair of binoculars is good to have with you to check out the birds in the marsh below..this is a relaxing... More

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Presque Isle, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A beautiful walk through the woods, lots of plant life and the surrounding marsh. I enjoyed meeting new people and some dogs who were loving the walk. I liked learning about Rachel Carson and the wonderful things she did in her life.

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NH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Easy to find right off Route 1. Park in the parking lot and grab a brochure and take yourself on a leisurely stroll through a salt marsh. The path is easy to walk on and it is only about a 30 minute walk. There are restrooms near the parking lot as well, although they are pit toilets.

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Raynham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A nice walk through the woods. Not too long, didn't see a lot of the wildlife in the brochure but it was still a good time. . . until a group of teenagers came in and tried to snap one of the trees. Jerks. No security?

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Shelburne, Vermont
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Easy, short trail to walk. I don't think dogs should be allowed, even on a leash. We walked the main loop in about an hour (mid-morning) and saw mostly Canada geese in the marsh. A few wild turkeys.

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