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


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