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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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Rachel Carson....a sublime stroll thru a Coastal Saltmarsh

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Waterville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a one mile scenic walk. It was an easy walk and there was information available at each area.

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boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's fantastic at low tide as the river is tidal so it almost a huge sandbar. We saw crabs, snails moving on the sand, mussels, barnacles, clams and fun wading in the tidal pool. There is also a small beach, trails to walk, a playground, bathrooms, and a gazebo,where they have summer concerts. We really enjoyed exploring.

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Grass Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You are walking along some of the prettiest nature area around! We took a picnic and enjoys all the different leaf colors in the fall and tons of different birds.

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evanston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We a,ways state at the Village By the Sea in Wells which overlooks a large portion of the refuge- just stunning. Kayak rentals close by so you can enjoy this up close !

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

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

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

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