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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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Address: 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells, ME 04090
Phone Number: +1 207-646-1555
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Many trails

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
CrosCrek
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East Nassau, New York
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East Nassau, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Coastalsnoman
Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Lo3rn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took an autumn stroll on one of the many trails available. Picnic tables & benches are plentiful on the grounds. Take-in the vast scenery of the historic Laudholm within the sprawling Wells Reserve. This place is a hidden gem right off of Rt 1.

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Thank Alicia C
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've visited here many times--a dozen? Maybe the sixth was just before i published Birdtalk on bird vocalization. Learned a couple here I don't have at home, also coastal. It has always been underused when i've visited--maybe three cars in lot that holds forty. this is an additional recommendation.

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Thank Jim J
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Apart from the mosquitos, this was a very pleasant place for an early-evening walk before dinner. We arrived after the visitor centre had closed, but it was easy enough to find our way along the well-marked and mostly level trails through the woods and by the marshes - but the highlight was the long sandy beach with plenty of wading... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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