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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Wells, ME 04090
Phone Number: 2076469226
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This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.

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Set in a copse of Maine evergreens and meandering paths, this spot is a tribute to Rachel Carson who made us think of the environment a long time ago

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BigoBoca
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Set in a copse of Maine evergreens and meandering paths, this spot is a tribute to Rachel Carson who made us think of the environment a long time ago

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first we were not sure if we would like to walk through the wildlife refuge in the middle if the afternoon and to our surprise it ended up being the most lovely thing to do as a family. Don't forget to bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and easy walk - great for any age! Beautiful scenery, lovely trees and a nice view of the marshes. Saw some beautiful birds, too!

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Sanford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I walked this trail with my friend today and was pleasantly surprised at what an enjoyable hike it was. It is all cleared and very level.It is a walkway basically.There are 'overlooks' here and there for you to go on to take pictures or to see if you can see some of the wildlife. It makes a loop and is... More 

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Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! And to imagine how many years I obliviously drove past this gem while on vacation in Kennebunkport. I have never seen oak trees grow so tall. And the pines! One of my most favourite parts of heading to Maine for vacation is the forest. Don't forget to pick up the little booklet at the beginning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely clean and well maintained trail with informational overlooks and scenic stops along the way. Easy parking.

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend, her daughter and I stumbled upon this refuge on our way through Wells. A beautiful 1 mile walk with travel brochure shows the beauty of the ecosystem, the salt marshes. The views are spectacular! My suggestion is to go early as parking is limited. We went one August morning and it was perfect weather walking the trails. Again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please donate! Tight parking. Easy walk with nature trail around tidal pools. My dog loves this! Near Maine Diner! Historic for kids to look up Rachel Carson. 😂😁😇

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Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome walk on a picturesque trail..dogs allowed,our's loved it..benches along the way to sit a spell..must do when in the area!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Rachel Carson twice while on a mini-vacation in Southern Maine. On the first visit on Sunday, I found the Visitor Center closed. It’s open only Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission here is free. On Sunday, I met an acquaintance there. We walked a high-energy, rambunctious puppy on the mile-long trail to tire... More 

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