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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a pet-friendly place in Wells, ME. Bring Fido out for a walk in nature, among the 50 miles of beautiful coastline. The terrain is diverse with sandy beaches, rocky seashores, and lush forests. Be sure to clean up after your pup and keep them leashed while exploring. Visit Website

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 87 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors generally praise the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge for its well-maintained, scenic walking trails that are suitable for dogs on leash. Some travelers note the trails can get slightly crowded and buggy, but they still describe the refuge as a beautiful, peaceful spot for a stroll.

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  • Erin
    Sep 20, 2023
    Nice walk

    The walkway was about 3 feet wide, made of dirt, pretty flat, and well covered with trees. There were a fair amount of people walking their dogs for a weekday afternoon in mid-September. Passing by one another is tight, so this may not be a great choice for a reactive dog. However, there were about 10 scenic lookouts (mostly marshland) where the walkway widens and you can pass at one of those. Not too many bugs. There were restrooms, but unfortunately no TP. We did not see any trash cans for dumping poop baggies, so be prepared to take it with you.

  • Christina
    Sep 8, 2023
    Fantastic Walk

    A lovely flat walk, easy and great views!

  • Mikhel
    Aug 30, 2023
    Perfect little walk

    Beautiful and peaceful spot for a stroll. We were passing through on a rainy day but the tree cover kept us dry enough. very buggy so wear some spray.

  • Penelope
    Jul 26, 2023
    Leo approves!

    Great but short walk in the woods! Multiple places to take a break and enjoy the beautiful view!

  • Nicole
    Oct 16, 2022
    Perfect length

    Wonderful fall views and lots of little critters around. It was the perfect length for my 8yr old dane

  • Joyce
    Sep 27, 2022
    Beautiful national treasure

    Easy, mostly flat, walking trail with many scenic outlooks. Well maintained. They allow dogs on leash!

  • Robin
    Jul 7, 2021
    Wonderful Refuge

    so pleasant and well maintained. leaving us wanting more.

  • Lilia
    Jul 10, 2020
    Great Beautiful Trail

    Great beautiful trail. Dogs love it too

  • Louise
    Sep 3, 2019
    Great Little Hike For Our Dogs

    This was a really good little hike. We have an older dog and a younger one. The shade was awesome and the sites were great.

  • Mac
    More than a year ago
    Well Groomed 1 mike trail

    Beautifully laid out 1 mile trail. We finished tick free 😅

  • Maxine
    More than a year ago
    easy 1mile dog friendly walk

    A pretty walk through a marshland there's also a Bridgeport and woodland dog friendly walks not too far away it's bridle path not Bridgeport.

  • Pam
    More than a year ago
    we loved it

    great place to enjoy nature with your 4 legged family member

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