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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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Wells, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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Rigaud, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Splendid place to take a walk, donations accepted but not mandatory. It's a great place to discover more about salt marshes and the surrounding eco-system, or just take a walk and enjoy the view.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Everyone visiting the area should go here. It's so beautiful. Great trail/ walk. Serene, away from the hub bub. Very quiet. Birds and nature everywhere! I recommend this to everyone!

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Orono, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My daughter and I went to the Refuge and and a great walk looking at the flora and fauna of the area surrounding the salt marsh. The information on the guide was great and informative. I saw some plants (Indian pipes) I had not seen since I was young. Nice to see them in an area were they will continue... More

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Coventry, VT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Enjoyed the walk during early AM. Wonderful photo opportunities. It would be more interesting if there was actual wildlife... disappointed not to see even a bird.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We walked on the lovely (short--20 or so minutes) trail near Wells Beach, and then on the longer one near Kennebunkport. Both are well-maintained and easy walks for young and old. From talking to friends, not many people seem to remember Rachel Carson and her 1960's best seller, Silent Spring. That is unfortunate, so I was glad to see that... More

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