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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 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.
Sterling, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you've never been here, please go! You will take a leisurely walk around the Refuge! Beautiful views, wildlife viewing, peaceful! The beauty of nature at your feet!

Visited September 2013
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English first
2 reviews
“A tiny piece of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We stopped and walked the 1 mile Rachel Carson trail in Wells. Beautiful and peaceful. Take your time, leave the electronics in the car, read the paragraph from the trail map at each stop to your kids.

Visited August 2013
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great family Hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

this was a great afternoon hike - peaceful, easy to do with a young one in tow. lots to see and learn along the path - perfect afternoon outing

Visited August 2013
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Forest Hills, New York
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614 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
“Bring Bug Spray”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nice board walk in the forest and along the estuary. Easy hike, lots of biting bugs, Bring your bug spray.

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We took a walk around the 1 mile wildlife trail, and it was very enjoyable. There were people walking the trail, running the trail, and one or two had even stopped at an observation deck to set up cameras in order to photograph some of the wildlife inhabiting the area. We didn't see anything but birds, but it didn't matter; the area was beautiful, and the guidebook was very informative about each point on the trail. Pleasant short walk.

Visited August 2013
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