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What are the activities at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge?

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to visit, with plenty of activities to keep you busy. There are over 11,000 acres of pristine forest and wetlands to explore, as well as miles of hiking and biking trails. If you're looking for a more relaxing activity, you can also enjoy fishing, bird watching, or simply taking in the incredible views.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Coordinates
-70.5471125
43.3456676

What are the coordinates and address of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge?

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
(207) 646-9226
321 Port Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA

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Starting Point

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is located in Maine. To get to the start of the trails, take exit 12 from I-95 and follow the signs to the refuge.

Why visit Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine is a beautiful place to visit, with its many acres of forests, wetlands, and coastline. It is a great place for birdwatching, as it is home to many different species of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, and songbirds. The refuge also offers excellent opportunities for fishing, hiking, and kayaking.

Is Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine a good place for the whole family?

Yes, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities and things to see and do.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine include hiking, bird watching, and fishing.

1. Whale watching - Maine is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is located on the coast and is a great place to see whales.

2. Hiking - The refuge has over 12 miles of hiking trails that offer great views of the coast and wildlife.

3. Bird watching - The refuge is home to over 250 species of birds, making it a great place for bird watching.

4. Fishing - The refuge offers great fishing opportunities for both salt and freshwater fish.

5. Boating - The refuge has a number of waterways that are perfect for boating.

Where to eat?

1. The Lobster Pound in York Harbor, Maine is a great place to get fresh seafood. They have a wide variety of lobster dishes as well as other seafood options.

2. The Boathouse Restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine is a beautiful waterfront restaurant with amazing views of the harbor. They serve fresh seafood and New England cuisine.

3. The Black Birch Restaurant in Kittery, Maine is a gastro pub that serves up creative New England cuisine. They have a great selection of craft beers and cocktails, and their menu changes seasonally.

4. The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine is a luxurious inn with an award-winning restaurant. They serve modern American cuisine with fresh, local ingredients.

5. The Salt Exchange in Portland, Maine is a seafood restaurant located in the heart of the Old Port district. They serve up fresh seafood and shellfish from local fishermen and farmers.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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