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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Wells, ME
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.

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Interesting salt marsh walk

Very easy path with interpretive stops along the trail that explains what you are seeing and how it contributes to the eco system. Be sure to pick up a map with the descriptions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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evanston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy path with interpretive stops along the trail that explains what you are seeing and how it contributes to the eco system. Be sure to pick up a map with the descriptions at the trail head. Only about a mile (maybe less?!) loop

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to hike and be surrounded by nature. Beautiful scenery and a great place to bring the family.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting walk in woods and along salt marsh. Have never seen that intersection of ecosystems and we learned a lot! All three of us (including 18 yr old) enjoyed the walk. Might need bug spray!

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We attended a presentation about the Northeastern Cottontail, and the presenter did a great job discussing the struggle of this species. I only wish there would have been a little more info to read or dive at about the significance of this struggle. The walk was great with my 11-yr old, and we took away great memories from our trip... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We go here every year on our way back from Canada. Rachel Carson did so much for the environment and it is a wonderful refuge that reminds us of her dedication.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was peaceful, in an area with lots of visitors, and simply lovely. There is a little trail that anyone could take, that identifies some of the plants and trees in the Refuge.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been to this National Wildlife Refuge several times. It is rather unique in that part of the walking trail is within a forest while part of the walk is on a boardwalk and in view of ocean views. If you should desire to walk the trail in late spring or during the summer, bug spray will prove helpful... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Rachel Carson should be considered a true hero to anyone concerned about the environment, and this refuge is a nice tribute. The 1-mile nature trail is an easy stroll with several stations. It was our first stop of the morning and was a great way to stretch our legs and get an idea of what Rachel saw.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a short easy walk on a nice trail. The brochure explains everything about the marsh and woodlands at each stop (I think there was 10 or 12 of them). Some nice views, but not much wildlife (chipmunks and Canada Geese). It may be better at low tide?? Very peaceful. Nice way to spend and hour or two (especially... More 

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Cabot
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took our kids here hoping to see some wildlife. It was a nice quiet walk and easy enough so we didn't need any special shoes or whatever. We saw some ducks and geese and a squirrel running along the path ahead of us. It was a great way to kill an hour or so and look at the foliage.

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Address: Address: Wells, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells

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