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Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beautiful place to walk around, learn, photos, everything! I am sure it would be stunning for a... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Beautiful walk on a cool, fall Sunday morning

We stopped in on a beautiful, cool fall Sunday morning and had the place almost all to ourselves... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Freeport, Maine
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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
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Beautiful place to walk around, learn, photos, everything! I am sure it would be stunning for a wedding.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

We stopped in on a beautiful, cool fall Sunday morning and had the place almost all to ourselves. The property is gorgeous with a nice mix of fields, beach, and wooded trails. The trails are well-marked and easy to navigate with scattered benches along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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WellsReserve, Public Relations Manager at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

So pleased you find happiness here. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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WellsReserve, Public Relations Manager at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

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 August 13, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jennifer D
July 13, 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
August 6, 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