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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Historical farm and beautiful walking trails

Gentle looping trails that were well marked and easy to follow. Beautiful views and well worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cleveland, Ohio
An outstanding natural resource

A beautiful estuary and reserve located on a former farm now managed by a private foundation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Farmington, CT
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“laudholm farm”(18 reviews)
“walking trails”(10 reviews)
“the reserve”(10 reviews)
The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is open every day from 7 am to sunset, with 7 miles of trails through field, forest, and salt marsh to an undeveloped beach. It's a favorite spot for birders and wildlife lovers, photographers and artists, walkers and...more
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342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4703
+1 207-646-1555
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Reviewed yesterday

Gentle looping trails that were well marked and easy to follow. Beautiful views and well worth the drive. You could easily spend a few hours here if you wanted. $5 per adult is collected near the Visitors Center. Restrooms are available and clean.

Thank Firegrrl03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful estuary and reserve located on a former farm now managed by a private foundation dedicated to conservation of natural resources and land. An area of several thousand acres that offers fantastic hiking opportunities of protected, undeveloped land along the southern Maine coast. A...More

Thank NENative
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been coming here for years with my husband and children. Many trails that take you to scenic overlooks. The beach trail takes you to a conservation area on the beach with little or no people around. So pristine. Just watching the terns, egrets, and...More

Thank annemarieb321
WellsReserve, Public Relations Manager at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So pleased you find happiness here. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just moved to the area and noticed the Laudholm reserve was having a night hike during the full moon. Am so glad we decided to go. The guide, Linda, was so engaging, sharing her extensive knowledge of the native Americans and their rituals regarding the...More

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful few hours guided by Suzanne that was very peaceful. We learned many interesting things about the estuaries as well as Laudholm Farm. After vacationing in/near Wells for more than twenty years, we enjoyed “discovering” this delightful gem.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful reserve. Doucets were fair that lead the walk. Still will try other events they have at the reserve. Trails are well maintained.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, son and I were doing a "no plans made" vacation where we checked out a lot of hidden gems. Knowing that a Sunday in August in Maine would be really difficult to get a quiet beach, we looked around online and found this...More

1  Thank starchixx325
WellsReserve, Public Relations Manager at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for contributing to our mission... and to the upkeep of this protected site! We always have some mosquitoes, but this summer was especially "good" for them. Glad your family braved the walk down and back, because Laudholm Beach is worth it!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Lovely trails to the ocean, with beautiful views. Bug spray is a MUST!! I read that in some reviews and was VERY happy we had some to keep the mosquitos at bay. The paths are wide and nicely groomed, so we didn't see any ticks....More

2  Thank M C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

outside of loading up on bug spray you never see the same things twice on a trail, look for birds, deer, turkeys and more

1  Thank mdamhayes
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a well-cared for, quiet place to go for a walk in the woods and meadows, you will enjoy this beautiful reserve. The old house and barn are very pretty, with gorgeous views overlooking the fields and hills behind. Then you...More

3  Thank gingrtea
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Jennifer D
14 July 2018|
Response from WellsReserve | Property representative |
Parking is sufficient for typical weekends, with about 70 spaces plus overflow parking along the edge of the entry road. Some weekends have weddings that might make it crowded and a few weekends each year have larger events... More
7 August 2017|
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Response from trav226 | Reviewed this property |
We were there a couple weeks ago and my friend said she saw a tick on her. The trail to the beach isn't a problem bc that's open but we took another trail that is in heavy woods, lots of branches hanging over us, etc. That's... More