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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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Nice Hike in the Woods with Marsh Views and Birds

Pros: A nice easy hike through the woods with viewpoints looking out onto the salt marshes. A brochure is available so you can read about the marshes at numbered stops, which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pros: A nice easy hike through the woods with viewpoints looking out onto the salt marshes. A brochure is available so you can read about the marshes at numbered stops, which was interesting . Also saw a fair number of native birds - egrets, plovers, and a few birds we could not quite make out. Cons: Mosquitoes are present (though... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trails and outdoor views beautiful. Access to natural beauty was wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must visit place in southern Maine, Rachel Carson is the found of environmental studies and is the founder of protecting the environment, Beautiful and educational, great for kids and families alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great place to walk, shady areas. educational as well. You can walk your dog on the trail. There were also joggers. Peaceful and relaxing.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is excellent trail for walking your dog, running, or viewing the marsh and wildlife in the area. Excellent place to walk or run on warm days a lot of shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice well kept trails and great views of the marshlands there are excellent picture opportunities at both locations the oceanfront area of biddeford was by far the better park

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been twice to the refuge in the past week - once in the early afternoon, and once in the morning around 8am. There's maybe about 20 parking spots, but we had no trouble. There's a couple picnic tables as well, and two clivus toilets. The trail is a mile and has observation points along the way. The path is... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here today to stretch our legs and take a nice walk. Very nice trail, very well maintained, lovely views. They have restrooms and is a simple walk for all ages and abilities. There are 11 stops on the way, most of them having a bench.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice one mile walk through the woods bordering the marsh. It is educational as well as having beautiful scenic views. Learn about Rachel Carson and here efforts to save the ecosystem.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place and what a nice, leisure morning walk we had. We started here then went to estuary down the road to continue our nature excursion, what a perfect day.

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