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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Tranquil setting

A very low key area with sea marshes and self guided tours. Spent a leisurely couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David P
Leominster, Massachusetts
Nice walk

Great educational walk. You can bring your dog. Enjoy the views and remember your camera!! We did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa A
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This Maine wildlife refuge also has a beach on its property.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salt marsh” (33 reviews)
“nice walk” (24 reviews)
Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-9226
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very low key area with sea marshes and self guided tours. Spent a leisurely couple of hours relaxing. Would have stayed longer but the temp was unseasonably warm.

Thank David P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great educational walk. You can bring your dog. Enjoy the views and remember your camera!! We did use bug spray - even in August -

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here while on vacation in Wells and was pleasantly surprised this was in town. There is not much parking so I could see this being a problem because outside the gate is a busy street with no parking. Also, the restrooms had no sinks...More

Thank Charrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bird watchers paradise with beautiful views of the marsh, beach, and meandering river. The large trees and wild plants are just amazing.

Thank Noah1625
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This self guided 1 mile loop was just beautiful. We loved the vibrant colors of the marshlands - a true testament to Rachel Carson.

Thank Bonniebr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a rugged wilderness adventure... this isn't for you; but if you are looking for a super-educational and very accessable place, come here. Went with my two little ones (9 months and 2.5 years), and was comfortable with the stroller while...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a place to take a long walk with my dog and so many places in that area did not permit dogs. This trail welcomed dogs on leashes. As a further plus the trail (approx. 1 mile) was almost entirely level which was great...More

Thank LadyJan1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcome center was not open the day we were there, but we took the nature walk through the Refuge. A nice easy walk and beautiful scenery.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This refuge offers a beautiful 40min-60min walk. The views are gorgeous and the path is well-kept. Keep your eyes out for some birds and tiny wildlife creatures. We came across turkey and chipmunks.

Thank Adriane C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful area of Wells. The walking trail is a easy 1 mile walk through the salt marsh with viewing spots along the way. My husband, dog and I thoroughly enjoyed starting our day there. Will definitely came back.

Thank Beshalini
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Questions & Answers
6 August 2017|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are
jamatola j
10 October 2016|
Response from Dacw6 | Reviewed this property |
The NWR is in wells Maine. There are three sites within 5 miles. Sea vu, wells beach resort, moody beach rv camping. We didn't get to go but went to ogunquit Maine. I'm sure some around there as well.