Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • This is a shaded hike with slightly rolling areas but overall a very easy hike. It is only 1.8 miles if you go out to the marsh and walk the loop all around, so not too long.  more »
  • Stopped by to walk off some Congdons doughnuts! Very pleasant and well-maintained trail with some absolutely stunning views.  more »
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