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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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Address: 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4703
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+1 207-646-1555
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is an estuarine research reserve with its...

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is an estuarine research reserve with its headquarters listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is open every day from 7 am to sunset, with miles of trails and dozens of educational programs for everyone from K to gray.

The Wells Reserve is funded by a member-supported nonprofit, Laudholm Trust, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Visit our website for details on activities and keep in touch through all of our social channels.

Find 27 other National Estuarine Research Reserves around the country, from Alaska to Florida, along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, on the Great Lakes, and even Puerto Rico.

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Great place to snowshoe in winter

We visited in February using a small map provided by our B&B. It featured a selection of trails to explore. We chose one leading directly to a rocky beach (1 mile in each... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Columbia, MD
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Columbia, MD
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We visited in February using a small map provided by our B&B. It featured a selection of trails to explore. We chose one leading directly to a rocky beach (1 mile in each direction), and the breaking surf on the rocks was a nice reward for out walk. The refuge is serene, and we experienced an amazing flyover by a... More 

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Wells, Maine
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This old farm could have gone the way of development, but it has been preserved as an ecological education center. There are many trails through the grounds, particularly the one leading down to the beach. Good things happen there all through the year: craft fairs, music events, yoga classes, and much more.

Thank Bob-in-Wells
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

There are several great trails to follow. They span the gambit from fields to woods to ocean. There is beautiful scenery and it is peaceful and calm.

Thank tampa f
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Many trails with beautiful flora and native animals. Miles of solitude and beautiful scenery . Laudholm Farm is a gem. Originally a gentlemen's farm with great charm. Totally restored and open to the public.

Thank Hawkfurnan
East Nassau, New York
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We could have spent all day here. There are at least 9 different trails, none seem too difficult. It was very quiet walking to the marshes or down to the beach. There is a small museum on the grounds. Picnic tables are available . Lovely place.

Thank CrosCrek
Queensbury, New York
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Several different paths to take. All leading to different viewpoints. We've only been in the off season when the bugs and people have been minimal. Views and history of the farm are nice. We snowshoed here Winter of 2015/2016. Had a wonderful time then too.

Thank Coastalsnoman
Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visit this beautiful reserve where you can explore and discover. The little pools of water offer a little interesting water creatures. Take the time, bring the kids and let them explore!

Thank Lo3rn
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Took an autumn stroll on one of the many trails available. Picnic tables & benches are plentiful on the grounds. Take-in the vast scenery of the historic Laudholm within the sprawling Wells Reserve. This place is a hidden gem right off of Rt 1.

Thank Alicia C
Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've visited here many times--a dozen? Maybe the sixth was just before i published Birdtalk on bird vocalization. Learned a couple here I don't have at home, also coastal. It has always been underused when i've visited--maybe three cars in lot that holds forty. this is an additional recommendation.

Thank Jim J
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Apart from the mosquitos, this was a very pleasant place for an early-evening walk before dinner. We arrived after the visitor centre had closed, but it was easy enough to find our way along the well-marked and mostly level trails through the woods and by the marshes - but the highlight was the long sandy beach with plenty of wading... More 

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