Carson Trail

Wells, Maine 4090

Carson Trail

Carson Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

More Carson Trail Professional Reviews and 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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Wells
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Duration
Apr-Oct
Season
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
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Oct 2018