We walked around the Estuarine research center. Nice trails
If you're looking for a short hike with beautiful views, give Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge a try. Expansive vistas of marshland looking out to the Atlantic Ocean await you at every turn. Several lookout points are placed on the walking loop where you may take a photo or sit and contemplate the rich textures and colors or just watch... More
Nice walk - saw some birds - a few at least. Would be nice if the refuge center were open on weekends - could be closed some days during the week instead. A bird list posted outside would be helpful too.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Located along 50 miles of coastline in York and Cumberland counties, the refuge consists of eleven divisions between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth. It will contain approximately 14,600 acres when land acquisition is complete. The... More
About a one-mile easy walk along a well maintained path. Partly in the wooded pines and partly on the edge of a winding tidal river and marsh offering nice vistas and close-up views of seasonal birds. My friends and I saw a couple egrets in the marsh as well as many different mushrooms. A peaceful walk and worth visiting during... More
A beautiful walk out to the beach to see a cross section of Maine wildlife
At the time of our visit, it looked more like a wild flower refuge, with lots of orchids. The wildlife was limited to geese and chipmunks. We enjoyed a nice walk, away from the crowds and the heat at the beaches. Not sure about the fee, it's free with a National Park Pass.
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