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Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve

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Inspiration to Understand The Edge of the Sea

After a satisfying lobster roll and corn-on-the-cob in New Harbor, we happened upon this historic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bennett M
Haymarket, Virginia

Minimal site with interest to naturalists. View the rocks and sea as they move with the tide, so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woodmere, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a satisfying lobster roll and corn-on-the-cob in New Harbor, we happened upon this historic Salt Pond. Saw the instant-of-birth of small tidal creatures in tidal pools, some sort of crabs scurrying in and out of crevices, larger species feeding offshore. After some time, felt...More

Thank Bennett M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Minimal site with interest to naturalists. View the rocks and sea as they move with the tide, so you have to see the preserve at different times

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my tween granddaughters. It was low tide so there was access to the tide pools. The seaweed was very slippery so you need to be supper careful. We climbed on the rocks and that was fun. Not crouded, but I think it...More

Thank Q6428NSsandyk
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Safe roadside parking (rare on Route 32 in that area); good views, lots of rocks for you collectors. Wonderful views of Long Cove.

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We heard about this place on the Seal Watch cruise. We decided to check it out, and it was definitely worth the time. If you like that sort of thing. It isn't particularly exciting, unless you are into natural beauty and sea life, etc. We...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This Pond becomes visible as the tide recedes. Often small creatures get trapped in this. Crabs, and snails mostly. It gets to be about 3 feet deep. Caution: the access is across very many rocks. Those covered with seaweed are very slippery. This area is...More

Thank SouthEndGuy
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Exploring the tidal pools is fun - seeing which animals are stranded by the tides. Good exploring; fascinating locale and history

Thank Abrub
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The tide was out and the water in the pond was very clear. Shells, pebbles and weed but not much life. Did not appear to be much different to others in the area.

Thank Tyke49Wales
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Marine life that was in this type of tidal pool years ago has all but disappeared. Gone are the sea urchins, starfish, sea cucumbers, etc. and what is left is minimal. Rachael Carson had a very controversial career and from that stand point this tidal...More

Thank 998susana
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A lovely area with views of the ocean and local villages. Several restaurants and shops nearby. A lobster pound and harbor with wildlife tours right down the road. Most importantly, an historic site for Carson's research on protection of the ocean environment.

Thank Ladmills
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