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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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New England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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561 reviews 561 reviews
50 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Avon, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great trail to walk. It's about a mike long, and nice and flat. Very easy to walk, and there are multiple scenic overlooks. Pick up a trail guide before you walk and you'll find out information about each of the points of interest/stations.

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Venice, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great free chance to learn about the coastal ecosystem. Very easy trails (no hills) with plenty of benches. Very informative pamphlet provided which describes eleven viewing points. Picnic tables and restrooms at trailhead.

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Litchfield, NH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a little off the main road. It is a great walk in this nature preserve. The trails are very easy to follow. Park is very well kept up. Mostly level walking trails. Area is pretty well explained and the views are wonderful.

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Wells, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great walking trail thattakes you through the salt marshes and woods in Wells. Great for the kids and elderly as it is not to long and mostly flat. The trails and walkways are very clean and well kept. A fun outing.

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Milton, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped here to check it out. Glad we did. Very nice walking trail. Don' forget to get the map from the office, it explains the stops you are going to make. Very much worth the stop

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oxford
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The park service has done an exceptional jjob in creating an outstanding educational and rewarding nature trail. There are 10 stops on the milelong trail and you read at each stop about what you are seeing. What you are seeing is the interaction of a complex eco system of ocean, land, and marsh. Rachel Carson initiated the movement to take... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A special setting, quiet woods coupled with unusual estuary. The loop walk was easy and varied, a perfect short break.

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thank you for this great attraction. We had a fantastic time and we will recommend it to all our friends. Great walk, fun folks. Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME

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