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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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Nature and Art

It was extremely hot but we enjoyed the walks at Laudholm Farm. We took the walk to Drakes' Beach... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Houston, Texas
Wonderful Hiking

The many trail options are in a wide variety of micro environments from meadows, to woods, to... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
chris k
Ithaca, New York
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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 17 June 2017

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
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Enjoyed the trails and views; we walked all trails. Make sure you take spray to ward off ticks, which we out.

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

great trails with wonderful lifesize sculpture exhibits along the way going on now. Great visitor center with info on Laudholm Farm and surrounding buildings. Also includes trail to the oceanfront.

Thank Lois N
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Came here right before sunset and had the place pretty much to myself. Only had time to do the Knights trail. Those sculptures under setting sun casted shadows that were eerie but felt spiritual.

Thank gl0baltr0tter
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Miles of trails to walk- can even walk right to a great beach, but be prepared to walk. Beautiful grounds and many events are booked here. We observed many weddings while walking here. The only thing I recommend is to use bug spray. You are...More

Thank D4475NQmichelleh
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We put this on the top of our list each year to the area and always come away impressed by the beauty and depth of the manicured walking trails. Out visit was mid-May on a weekday. Unfortunately, this is a popular place for school field...More

Thank Philly2VT
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We visited this Reserve in order to attend a wedding there. The rolling hills of the farm & the old buildings are very scenic. There is a cool water tower gracing the crest of one of the hills; and acres & acres of yardage, probably...More

Thank kirschnd
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...More

1  Thank travelmanColumbia_MD
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,...More

1  Thank Bob-in-Wells
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Brooke L
25 September 2016|
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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