Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Located along 50 miles of coastline in York and Cumberland counties, the refuge consists of eleven divisions between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth.

Pretty trail to the ocean

great family freindly hike for all ages right along the coast.

Very easy nice walk quite a few outlooks over the marsh. Great for strollers and probably wheel chairs.

3 months ago

Have walked this trail several times. This time we saw a white egret. Very beautiful.

3 months ago

Just a beautiful walking trail. Quiet and peaceful.

Level trail, great for running!

8 months ago

Easy trail. Have walked it many times, including with small children. Great area for watching marsh birds.

A very pleasant and cozy walk through the sanctuary. Well worth the visit.

Very nice walking trail.

1 year ago

Very nice trail. No charge to park. Restrooms on site.

Very nice and well kept.

This is a very nice short trail that is a real tribute to Rachel Carson's calling our attention to the importance of the salt marsh ecosystem to the health of the ocean.

nature trips
2 years ago

Very scenic area, had the opportunity to check out the Carson Wildlife Refuge a little bit, lots of kayaking and photography to be done here.

3 years ago

A very easy, serene walk.

4 years ago

Very nice and easy walk. Great views overlooking the marsh area.

5 years ago

Casual walk with the family. We had a picnic lunch and saw plenty of wildlife.

5 years ago

Great easy little walk around the salt marsh, Very flat well maintained trails. Has 9 or 10 decks overlooking with benches to sit and view the spectacular scenery. Dog Friendly (On a Leash).

6 years ago

Very easy, groomed interpretative nature trail. Good for families with smaller children or for a short stretch of the legs if you're driving in the area.