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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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Easy trails - beautiful

We are not members, so we donated $5 per person but so worth it. The trails are easy and we saw meadows, marshes, open wetlands, and the ocean. Can't get any better than that... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We are not members, so we donated $5 per person but so worth it. The trails are easy and we saw meadows, marshes, open wetlands, and the ocean. Can't get any better than that. Even birds. Good anytime of year.

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Rangeley, Maine
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Probably one of the most amazing beach areas that I've ever walked. Although visited in the off-season, it's a soothing environ and a birder's delight.

Thank DaisyDiva07
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

A wonderful place-walk through the fields and woods to the beach-go at low tide-and bird watch in the varied habitats. Use bug spray! It's off the beaten path and a great place to enjoy coastal ME

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful area with lots of trails. They have a lot of events there during the summer and can get really busy but is worth it.

Thank Sabrena L
Portland, Maine USA
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have visited the Laudholm Trust several times in the past and it is a gorgeous well maintained nature conservancy. It is mostly flat and easy to walk on, both on the open land and in the woods. Very tranquil and restful. There are some exhibits, not familiar with current one. Check it out ! A good stop on a... More 

Thank Chansonette
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Wonderfully peaceful place to stroll and see nature. You can learn some scientific facts about the land if you choose with some educational signs and a small visitors center. The few people we met were very friendly. One of the trails leads to the beautiful ocean shore. But remember to check tide schedule if you plan on staying at the... More 

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visited with my wife and son, and we spent a solid afternoon. We paid $11 to get in ($5 for each adult, and $1 child), and walked around the buildings and information center first, then sat at one of the picnic tables outside for lunch (that we brought with us). We then set off on a few trails, we... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Googling for a different hike to take, I landed on Wells Reserve. What a gem! There are over 7 miles of walking trails but the real beauty is the trail to Laudholm Beach. Make sure you check the tide charts. We went at low tide and were welcomed to an expansive beach (head left at the beach) with hardly anyone... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Wells Reserve is part of a national system of estuary reserves. So, you are able to see salt marshes and coastal forests in an undisturbed condition. It's a nice 3-5 mile walk, depending on the paths you take. The explanatory plaques were pretty basic and geared to younger visitors. I like walking along the beach, but this was an... More 

1 Thank KK80439
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you like to hike, and have a couple of hours, this is well worth a visit. In season, you'll be hiking through big beautiful Maine fields of goldenrod and other flowers. The woods are nice and unspoiled. The beach is wide, fine sand, and pristine. The show-stealer is the salt marsh, which you can see best from two vantage... More 

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