Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve – Wells, ME

Length: 1 Mile

Type of Trail: Dirt/Gravel

Difficulty: Easy

Stroller Friendly: Yes

Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Rachel Carson Trail

 

The Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve was established in 1966 to protect valuable salt marshes. It is located on the southern coast of Maine and features a mile loop trail with several platforms to overlook onto the marshes. The trail is completely flat and a gravel/dirt surface.

 

The trail begins winding through deciduous forests. You’ll then glimpse views of the marshes, and before heading back you’ll get a great view of the Atlantic ocean in the distance.

 

View of the Marshes

 

Along the trail, wooden platforms allow a better viewpoint at well placed locations. There are benches available at most of the platforms for rest and/or reflection.

 

A Platform Overlook

 

 

Overall a very easy and relaxing stroll in a beautiful setting. If you’re in the area, definitively worth a visit.

 

Trail Map

 

Getting There:

Address: 321 Port Road Wells, Maine

Coordinates:

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