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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Wells, ME
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Ranked #1 of 17 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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Hinsdale, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had a bit of time to kill before we could check into our hotel at a recent stay, so we thought it would be nice to take a walk. The trails are wide and the lookout places offer a nice view of the marsh. On the day we were there, we didn't see much of any wildlife, just a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited for the first time today and we were not disappointed. A lovely, nature-filled walk. The path was flat and a meandering stroll, not strenuous at all, merely pleasant. I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy this experience.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This one mile trail is relaxing and quiet. Not as crowded as some other areas. There are several benches and areas to observe wildlife and a peaceful nature walk.

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is a lovely one mile circular walk, which provides a diversity of scenery, while demonstrating the importance of salt marshes to the local ecology

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Rachel Carson NWR is a nice short walk on well maintained paths. There are several scenic views and is all shaded thru out the walk. Plenty of free parking. Dogs are also allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an easy 1-mile walk. You can't really get lost because there's only one path. The views are beautiful. There are stops along the way to look at the scenery or rest a bit - or give your dog a drink. It's very quiet. We didn't see many birds along the trail, but quite a few by the visitors... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice level path, great views, 1mile with benches if needed. Pretty and quiet view of the marsh and ocean.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

peaceful and wheelchair accessible nature walk (unheard of)Loved the marsh walk and the sound of wind and mixed smells of ocean and forest.

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New England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a short, flat and easy trail with spots along the way to sit and enjoy the view. It is quiet and peaceful to just sit and look at the scenery. Great for bird watching too!

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Kensington, CT
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50 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We recently visited this small NWR that protects a large segment of salt marsh. We followed the Carson trail which proved to be an easy one mile walk along an upland edge with a continuous view of the protected marsh and tidal river.

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