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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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Address: 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4703
Phone Number: +1 207-646-1555
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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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A beautiful nature preserve for walking

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Portland, Maine USA
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Portland, Maine USA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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South Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I love the atmosphere at Laudholm Farm. Nice hiking trails. Kayaking nearby. Museum with free information. Just a nice serene peaceful setting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Oh Wow! What a gorgeous gorgeous one of a kind gem this place is! A spectacular homestead hidden off the beaten path between Kennebunkport and Wells. A few different hiking paths to choose from and a beautiful beach at the end of the trail which makes a satisfying reward. There are a few benches along the way to take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a family wedding on the hill by the barn and this proved to be a very enjoyable venue, despite record heat that blessed us the weekend of the wedding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great hiking & jogging trails. Be prepared and bring bug spray & sunscreen in the warmer months! A 0.6 mile hike will get you onto a gorgeous view of the beach/ocean. Great at low tide but not much room at high tide. Trails also take you past bird watching havens.

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