We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful walk”

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Nice short nature walk with educational brochure for families, groups. Quiet forest overlooking salt marsh, sure to see waterfowl.

1  Thank Julie Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (395)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

309 - 313 of 395 reviews

Reviewed April 17, 2013

We have been to this reserve a few times. It is an easy hike and would be suitable for children. You do not have to be in good shape to do this walk. The trail is well marked and loops around to where you started. On our few visits here I have not seen much wildlife. Also many of the trees do not look too healthy. Years ago there was a landslide that damaged many of the trees on the side of the river. You would enjoy this trail if you like being outdoors. There are some nice marsh views, but it is not anywhere as beautiful as Laudholm Farms which has seven miles of trails that traverse field, woods, marsh and beach. If you can only do one nature reserve I would recommend Laudholm Farms.

3  Thank Rockport4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

My first trip to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge was with a college Marine Biology class trip. We had a great time, we did some water testing and just checked out the environment. I was very informational and a fun trip, I will go back again.

Thank TeresaMartel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Loved it! Beautiful, but easy hike....views to die for. We took our son as a field trip because we home school. Saw lots of cool things.

1  Thank Jill C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

If you love woods and marshes, is a great place to visit in Maine. There's an easy mile long loop trail. (Though it's not paved, I saw people with canes and walkers.) If you're at all fascinated by nature's artwork in the trees, mushrooms, lichens, animal tracks, birds and marsh views, then you should allow plenty of time for your visit. As a photographer, I took 3 hours to walk the mile. Even in a year when the fall color wasn't glorious, this was a beautiful place to be in October.

One note on facilities - they use environmentally-friendly composting toilets. They didn't have a bad odor, but if you're the kind of person who doesn't care for outhouses, you might want to take care of your needs before you get there.

1  Thank Terry F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge also viewed

 

Been to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing