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Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve

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Crabby crab in the water

We went by at low tide to photograph this preserve. We found the remains of clams and mussels, and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Denise C
Sarasota, Florida
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 28 August 2018
Bennett M
Haymarket, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We went by at low tide to photograph this preserve. We found the remains of clams and mussels, and saw many sea snails on the different rocks in the pond. Along crawled a small crab who scuttled away -- he must have seen or heard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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26 August 2018|
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