Carson Trail

Wells, Maine

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A well-designed, wide footpath through prime edge tidal habitats at the confluence of Little River, Branch Brook, and Merriland River. The ten Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge areas in Maine extend intermittently from Kittery on the Piscataqua River to Cape Elizabeth near Scarborough. The refuge parcels total 7,435 acres and include 50 miles of coastline. They are vital to preserving and ensuring habitat for waterfowl and migrating birds. More than 250 species have been sighted. Although the refuge is vast, this is the only parcel with public access on the refuge flyway. Special Features: identification trail with stations, decks overlooking salt marshes, and universal accessibility with hard pack trails.
Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

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Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

by Julia Older & Steve Sherman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

A well-designed, wide footpath through prime edge tidal habitats at the confluence of Little River, Branch Brook, and Merriland River. The ten Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge areas in Maine extend intermittently from Kittery on the Piscataqua River to Cape Elizabeth near Scarborough. The refuge parcels total 7,435 acres and include 50 miles of coastline. They are vital to preserving and ensuring habitat for waterfowl and migrating birds.

More than 250 species have been sighted. Although the refuge is vast, this is the only parcel with public access on the refuge flyway. Special Features: identification trail with stations, decks overlooking salt marshes, and universal accessibility with hard pack trails.

©  Julia Older & Steve Sherman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Wells
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Driving Directions: Directions to Carson Trail

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