Carson Trail

Wells, Maine

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The Carson Trail is a self-guided nature trail that follows the Merriland River and Branch Brook. Along the way you get fine views of the extensive salt marsh along the Little River. Many shore and wading birds can be seen here. What birds are where changes as the land floods twice a day on the rising tide. The trail winds along the edge of the salt marsh in a forest of mature white pines and hemlocks. In late spring, look for lady slippers in the woods.
Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine

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Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

The Carson Trail is a self-guided nature trail that follows the Merriland River and Branch Brook. Along the way you get fine views of the extensive salt marsh along the Little River. Many shore and wading birds can be seen here.

What birds are where changes as the land floods twice a day on the rising tide. The trail winds along the edge of the salt marsh in a forest of mature white pines and hemlocks. In late spring, look for lady slippers in the woods.

© 2016 Greg Westrich/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wells
Distance: 1.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1- 2 hours
Season: Apr-Oct
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, (207) 646-9226, www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas & Gazetteer map 3; USGS Wells
Driving Directions: Directions to Carson Trail

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