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.

walking
7 days ago

What a hidden gem! A wooded pathway through maple swamps, alongside tidal estuaries and even an awesome historic beach front estate property, now vacant. Well cared for, limited parking and very clear signage along the way. On a late November Sunday, we only encountered 2 other walkers; maybe more crowded in summer.

walking
27 days ago

on Cutts Island

1 month ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Just a beautiful walking trail. Quiet and peaceful.

Level trail, great for running!

walking
10 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.

birding
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.

hiking
3 years ago

A very easy, serene walk.

hiking
4 years ago

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