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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells

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Beach Wildlife Area
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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  • This is about as good as it gets. The scenery is beautiful, the path is easy and wheel chair friendly, and there are benches placed strategically along the approximate one mile walk. If you're interes...  more »
  • Rachel Carlson Wildlife Refuge is a unique expanse of preserved land to protect the environment. This section of the refuge offers views to several different eco systems. The trail is wide and suitabl...  more »
  • We had fun walking with our toddlers. The parking was a little tight, not sure where people can park when the lot is full, but I guess the turnover is pretty quick. The views are nice and the path is ...  more »