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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  • Short one mile trail winding through the woods with easy to walk trails. Beautiful views of creeks and Maine coast line. Fall is a great time as the colors are wonderful  more »
  • We attended a craft fair there and had an opportunity to walk the grounds as well; beautiful setting, very serene and an overall very nice get away! Trails lead to ocean with breathtaking views. A goo...  more »
  • Beautiful setting with a nice nature walk trail that circles around to the starting point. Nice views of lake also.  more »

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