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“Peaceful!”

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing year-around on the refuge.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Nice place to go for a short walk, free admission, well maintained with pretty sites to stop and just sit.

Thank ggarrow
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"salt marsh"
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"nice walk"
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"mile trail"
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"nature walk"
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"easy walk"
in 21 reviews
"nice trail"
in 7 reviews
"short walk"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful vistas"
in 6 reviews
"wheel chair"
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"lady slippers"
in 5 reviews
"trail guide"
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"self guided"
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"wooded area"
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"marsh views"
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"beautiful spot"
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"take pictures"
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"great nature"
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went here to do some birding, but didn't see too much. Definitely bring bug spray! The mosquitoes were ferocious (in June.) The place itself is lovely, but we had much better birding at the nearby Laudholm Farm.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Short nature trail but packed with birds and marsh to ocean views. Can be buggy so bring spray. Binoculars are recommended.

Thank vinman47
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is an easy and enjoyable walk with beautiful views and many benches for relaxing. On a hot summer day it is cool and breezy in the wooded areas.

Thank NHBahamamama
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The easy one-mile walk is absolutely beautiful! The first section is through a wooded area where, in different seasons, you can be welcomed by wild flowers. Then it opens up to a stunning view of the marsh and ocean beyond, and it just keeps getting better as you continue your walk. A lovely place to go to over, and over, and over again.

Thank Questovia
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