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. A visit to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wells vacation planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful trail, very easy walking, flat. Went with snow on the ground, just had boots on. Place to park car. 1-mile trail took less than an hour.  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit, there’s picnic tables and a lovel flat/level well groomed trail to walk on that takes you by the marsh, there’s benches along the way to sit so even a small child o...  more »
  • This is a mile long walk through well-set trails along the rivers with outstanding views out to the ocean. Dogs are allowed on leash. Our children always enjoyed excursions there. We now enjoy weekly ...  more »
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