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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

#3 of 25 things to do in Wells Features Animals
342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4703
+1 207-646-1555
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Hidden Historical and Ecological Treasure

We accidentally found this treasure while looking for the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
E Jeremy H
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Nice beach

We enjoyed our visit walking the trails and looking at the sculptures , but the beach was really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john D
Westfield, Massachusetts
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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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342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4703
+1 207-646-1555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We accidentally found this treasure while looking for the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and had a wonderful day exploring the trails of this beautiful National Estuarine Research Reserve. We started at the Visitors' Center on the site of land that had been farmed since...More

Thank E Jeremy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit walking the trails and looking at the sculptures , but the beach was really nice not many people there cause of the walk (about a half mile) , clean sand with plenty of room. Good birding on the trails thru the...More

Thank john D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a place to get out and stretch our legs. Wells Reserve has several trails. We chose the beach walk which was really nice. Bring bug spray as there are mosquitoes along the path before you get to the beach. The path is lined...More

2  Thank KariMusic
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Well maintained trails with explanatory notes. Interesting sculptures along the way. Multiple habitats in different parts of the estuarine area. All in close proximiy -- beach, marshes, woodlands.

2  Thank prt548
Reviewed 10 July 2017

7 miles of peaceful trails through woods, marsh, meadow and beach. The views are beautiful. It's a great place to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon. Great bird watching.

1  Thank ryankate328
Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you love nature, hiking and exploration, you will love Wells Reserve. I went with my wife and two young kids (10 and 12). The property is beautiful and the staff couldn't be nicer. The property includes rolling green fields, a variety of trails, marshes...More

2  Thank scaissie
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Never knew this place existed! We had a great time leisurely exploring the trails right down to the beach. We will be back for sure!

Thank robyns549
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Bring the bug spray. There's around 5 miles of trails and one goes straight to a beach. Walking trails have a lot of growth right up to the trail and hard to see animals. Cost is $5 adult $1 kids to 16. The visitor center...More

3  Thank dan h
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were in Kennebunkport for a weekend wedding, and the weekend leading up to 4th of July to boot, so Ogunquit-Wells-Kennebunk area was overflowing with weekend warriors, crowding every hotel, motel, shop, restaurant, and square inch of beach. In need of some tranquillity, I started...More

2  Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I love this place. Beautiful walk to the water. Saw a fox and a muscrat. Quiet & peaceful. Beach was empty and beautiful. One of my favorite places in this area!

Thank mudfish49
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Brooke L
26 September 2016|
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Response from WellsReserve | Property representative |
We do not have a public launch accessible through the Wells Reserve main campus. We run guided trips, using our own kayaks, from a private dock. You can still explore one of the reserve's estuaries by putting in at Harbor... More