Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge features a diverse landscape of wooded upland, coastal meadows, barrier beach, rocky coast, and salt marsh. Named after a renowned marine biologist, the refuge was established in 1966. Put on your walking shoes, pack a pair of binoculars and a telephoto lens camera, stick some mosquito repellent in your pocket, and hike along the tidal basin on an easily accessed woodland trail. Look out for the rare New England cottontail, a protected species of rabbit. Use our Wells vacation planner to arrange your visit to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions in Wells.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This is a lovely quiet walk around the marshes on a flat, well maintained trail that is wheelchair accessible. It takes around 40 minutes if you stop at each view and read the educational brochure tha...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    My wife and I, plus our little pooch, stopped by the Rachel Carson Wildlife Sanctuary for a little walk. We didn't realize just how beautiful it is there, and how well maintained it is. Here are the e...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    If you are looking for a change of pace while vacationing in the Kennebunks or Wells Maine put this great nature walk on you to do list. The Rachael Carson Wildlife Refuge walking trail located on Wes...  more »

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