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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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Great place to spend the day

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 walking through wooded areas and will run into mosquitos and ticks. Just spray and you'll... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 trips, so if you want a quiet and peaceful experience, plan to arrive early (before... More 

Thank Philly2VT
Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 suited to kids running around. Unfortunately, we had little or no time to explore the... More 

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Columbia, MD
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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 for out walk. The refuge is serene, and we experienced an amazing flyover by a... More 

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Wells, Maine
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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, music events, yoga classes, and much more.

Thank Bob-in-Wells
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

There are several great trails to follow. They span the gambit from fields to woods to ocean. There is beautiful scenery and it is peaceful and calm.

Thank tampa f
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Many trails with beautiful flora and native animals. Miles of solitude and beautiful scenery . Laudholm Farm is a gem. Originally a gentlemen's farm with great charm. Totally restored and open to the public.

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East Nassau, New York
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We could have spent all day here. There are at least 9 different trails, none seem too difficult. It was very quiet walking to the marshes or down to the beach. There is a small museum on the grounds. Picnic tables are available . Lovely place.

Thank CrosCrek
Queensbury, New York
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Several different paths to take. All leading to different viewpoints. We've only been in the off season when the bugs and people have been minimal. Views and history of the farm are nice. We snowshoed here Winter of 2015/2016. Had a wonderful time then too.

Thank Coastalsnoman
Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visit this beautiful reserve where you can explore and discover. The little pools of water offer a little interesting water creatures. Take the time, bring the kids and let them explore!

Thank Lo3rn

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