Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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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  • We enjoyed our walk very much. It was a nice flat walk, pretty short with lots of nature. We primarily saw chipmunks and birds. Would definitely stop again. 
    We enjoyed our walk very much. It was a nice flat walk, pretty short with lots of nature. We primarily saw chipmunks and birds. Would definitely stop again.  more »
  • Always a great experience! This is one of the best small walks you can take in Maine. I'll be honest, I prefer Midcoast Maine more but Rachel Carson is a gem in Southern Maine and one of the... 
    Always a great experience! This is one of the best small walks you can take in Maine. I'll be honest, I prefer Midcoast Maine more but Rachel Carson is a gem in Southern Maine and one of the...  more »

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