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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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A quiet refuge

A lovely. quiet refuge with well marked trails; handicapped accessible. Get a map from the information center to follow the important places to stop and take in the scenery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Hunt Valley, United States
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Hunt Valley, United States
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A lovely. quiet refuge with well marked trails; handicapped accessible. Get a map from the information center to follow the important places to stop and take in the scenery.

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Spring Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A Great mile walk with Spectacular views 8 Overlooks with Great spots to take pictures A Great way to burn off some calories after eating at The Maine Diner just up the road. "It is a 1 mile long walk along forested upland edge" Salt Marshes Definitely for the whole family and feel free to bring the dog Don't forget... More 

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WORCESTER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We drove through the refuge for lunch and views. While we didn't explore too much, but enjoyed the different type of views. While the area is known for the ocean, the river ways and high grasses were beautiful.

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Monument, Colorado
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful preserve that is very well maintained. Mostly shaded 1 mile walk. About ten scenic look out spots. This is a must do on every trip to Wells. Don't forget bug spray in the summer though. There can be lots of mosquitoes.

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is about a mile long walk with about eleven or twelve stops along the way. Some of the most beautiful scenery in southern Maine. No fee.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We've passed by many times. It is an easy, flat trail. Even though the weather wasn't great, I was able to take a few great photos. Peaceful, off season.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a great little stroll thru a clearly designated path along a scenic saltmarsh. We were heading up the coast to Brunswick and it made for a nice little detour to stretch the legs and walk the dogs. Its maybe a mile in length. Don't expect any sort of lengthy haul thru difficult terrain. Most people can finish the... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a really peaceful walk. Not too hard or stressful. It was a nice combination of forest and water. So nice to visit a place dedicated to this great woman.

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chittenango
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

been here before. Nice shade walk but we have never seen anything except mosquitoes. Brought binoculars just incase this was the time we would see something.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's a nice walk thru woods and salt marsh with about 15 stops with descriptive signs and benches. Should take you about 45-60 minutes at a slow pace. In addition to the scenery, you'll probably meet a friendly dog taking the human for a walk. Be sure to pick up a pamphlet at the trail head, and then watch for... More 

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