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“Take a walk on the (mild) wild side”

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 September 2, 2012

This nature sanctuary is a wonderful trek for families or photographers. Set in a protected area between Wells and Kennebunkport, the level trails are easy to walk and offer spectacular views of the marshy Maine shoreline. There are several observation "decks" where you can stop along the way and rest or take photos, or watch the birds cavort.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Beautiful walking trails adn sidewalks. Easy and accessible to all.
Nice views on marshes, ocean. Free access ! Worthed

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Short comfortable hike. You can bring a stroller for small kids. Great view. The trail is shady and clean. Need to bring mosquito repellant.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were traveling with our standard poodles and were able to enjoy the peaceful walk at the refuge with the dogs on-leash. We went on a Tuesday and it was not crowded.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Ths is a short (1.2 mile or so) walk in the Ie woods by the tidal wetlands with a distant view of the Atlantic at one point. It is a flat, well attained, cinder type path, well marked and easy to navigate. There are pictures and examples of many of the plants you will see on the walk at the start of the walk by the offices, parking lot, and restrooms.
We went out on an 78 degree day at about 330 PM when thre was little wind. The Mosquitos were tough in several areas. We had not though to bring any repellant. We enjoyed the flora and actually got to see two adult white egrets and four young egrets frolicking at the eastern edge of the trail. It easy to bring young children around this walk as long as they are protected from the mosquitos. When there is a small breeze the mosquitos are dispersed!
This is worth the 30-60 minutes required to walk depending upon how long you browse and/or take photographs.

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