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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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Informative and enjoyable

Well maintained trails with explanatory notes. Interesting sculptures along the way. Multiple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Potsdam, New York
A must visit for nature lovers

7 miles of peaceful trails through woods, marsh, meadow and beach. The views are beautiful. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wells, Maine
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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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ryankate328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank scaissie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dan h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to spend at least 2-3 hours. The Wells Reserve also houses the Wells National Estuarine Research Center, a collaboration between federal, state, and local governments as well as the nonprofit that runs the Reserve. There is so much to see...More

2  Thank gbruels
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was extremely hot but we enjoyed the walks at Laudholm Farm. We took the walk to Drakes' Beach which was a gorgeous natural beach. Then we took another walk which had art sculptures along the way, a great way to enjoy art! There were...More

1  Thank gloriamaris
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The many trail options are in a wide variety of micro environments from meadows, to woods, to beach. The trails are well manicured and well marked. There are lots of options for distances so it's a good place for just about anyone. The only thing...More

1  Thank chris k
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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
9 July 2016|
Response from WellsReserve | Property representative |
The Wells Reserve has a "no pets" policy because of our focus on protecting natural resources. We have more on this topic on our website (search for 'pets').
11 September 2015|
Response from WellsReserve | Property representative |
Certainly! We consider ourselves fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers who give thousands of hours each year. There are many ways to get involved, so it's a good idea to visit, call, or email to find the right fit.