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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4703
+1 207-646-1555
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I hesitate to write this review, because this place is such a hidden gem in Maine. But I also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Josh T
Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
Dirt paths, chipmunks, woodpeckers, squirrels

the posts noting the expected sea level rise really brought climate change home. The trails are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago

I hesitate to write this review, because this place is such a hidden gem in Maine. But I also think anyone from the area, or just passing through, should experience Maine's closest thing to Eden. This is a very special place, and I don't think...More

Thank Josh T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the posts noting the expected sea level rise really brought climate change home. The trails are lovely with wildlife to see around every turn (If you can be quiet!)

Thank MargiSwett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No better place in the world to enjoy an October morning! I've brought my kids there every year until they finally said enough was enough.

Thank scott c
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Fabulous walking trails and one even leads to a great beach. Bring a lunch and spend the day. Check out their calendar of events.

Thank D4475NQmichelleh
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This lovely old farm and its barn served as the venue for our nephew's October wedding. With fantastic fall colors providing the background, we enjoyed the ceremony and then had drinks and dancing in th bar.

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The indoor exhibits were well presented and interesting to anyone young or old. An unexpected highlight was the "Sculpture Tour" throughout the the main trail to the beaches. Easy to navigate, well maintained trails. PWS48 PWS48

Thank PWS48
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Our kayaking guide Linda was extremely knowledgeable. The three hour tour was perfect. The foliage, wildlife, and water were gorgeous. The kayak ramp to get in and out of the water was ideal for everyone. Fabulous time on the water.

Thank brookedunphey
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I was looking for a place to park and ride my bike but stumbled upon this reserve and decided to take a walk instead. There was no one at the reception station when I arrived so I picked up a map and started walking toward...More

1  Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We visited on a hot weekday in August. There is a fee of $5 per adult, paid after you park. There is an adequate amount of paved parking; there were still a few spots left in late-morning. This is a former dairy farm, encompassing some...More

Thank ScienceTrip
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 Edward H
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Brooke L
25 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