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“Great trail, but not much wildlife”

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.
Reviewed July 17, 2011

This was a great morning walk on our way up the Maine coastline. The trail is immaculately kept and is hard and wide enough that strollers or an adventurous person in a wheelchair could handle. Our four year old loved the trail, but was disappointed only to find some chipmunks and a squirrel during the walk. The lookouts onto the open marshes are very nice and could potentially provide more bird watching opportunities at different times of the day (we were there around 11:30 AM and there wasn't much bird activity at this time).

There are nice composting toilets (no smell) at the start of the trail, but we were not able to find any source of drinking water so bring your own if you'd like to hydrate before, during or after your hike.

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Reviewed July 15, 2011

My mom and I saw a sign for the refuge while driving up the Maine coast and just decided to stop. We were so glad we did! There is a very easy one-mile nature trail with 11 stations. The brochure at the trailhead gives interesting information about what you see at each station. All kinds of wildlife live in the refuge, although we only saw a few waterfowl and some chipmunks. The trail has great views and is an excellent short side trip off Hwy 1.

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