Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells

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#2 of 17 in Things to do in Wells
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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  • I have been to Rachel Carson several times most recently last week. It is a bucolic, peaceful respite from the traffic and beach crowd. It is free and absolutely lovely. Go and enjoy! It always refres...  more »
  • Great place to take a leisurely hike among lots of trees and nice views of the marsh that surrounds the grounds. Didn't see any birds but I'm sure they must love this lush landscape. Lookouts are clea...  more »

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