We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wow!”

Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We were staying at The Tallwood Motel so we were able to walk easy since the motel is just at the end of the road. We loved the trails, especially the one to the beach! When we got back to the motel we swam in the pool. We walked back the next day! Thanks to the owners of the Tallwood Motel!

Thank Frederick40
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (206)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

144 - 148 of 206 reviews

Reviewed September 23, 2013

Laudholm Farm is an historic farm restored by the city of Wells in the 1980's. The city is and should be most proud about their success. The farm house started in 1770 and was added onto and remodeled over the next 150 years. Today you can visit the house and learn about farming life on the Maine coast. But don't stop there, experience the farm, marshes, and beach.

We took about a 2 mile walk on easy paths, some raised wooden walkways over the marsh. Pick out the many apple trees left over from the farm or identify the blueberry bushes. Several signs explain the plants, trees, and animals - what they were used for and how they lived. We first walked to the beach where there is a hard packed sandy stretch than in itself can provide for a most enjoyable walk. We then took the marsh trail to see the marsh trees, ferns, moss, and peat. We even saw a decent sized snake sunning itself. The overlooks are quite informative about the role marshes play in the ecology of the area.

We felt much more learned about the area. But don't forget to bring the kids. There are children's activities, search and finding on the trails, and a great beach to play on.

After this experience we passed up the Rachael Carson National Preserve as we felt we had not only experience the marshes, but learned of its history. The workers at the farm are extremely helpful and proud of the farm. Research and limited farming is still being performed. If this type of activity appeals to you, Laudholm Farm will be a special treat.

3  Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We came here with friends and their young children to walk the trails of the reserve. The children (ages 3 & 5) thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Everything is well-maintained and the trails are very well marked. The scenery is outstanding and covers a variety from open fields to woods to beach. Should you have more time, there is a visitors center as well. The Reserve is well worth a visit.
The suggested fee is $4 per adult or a maximum of $12 per car. No attendant is present so you pay on the honor system. There was plenty of parking but during the busy summer we assume it could be much more of a challenge.

Thank 2CAtravelers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We came here in late August around 4 P.M. after not finding a place to park at Marginal Way. The trail to the beach was a nice walk and the beach was nice. Only one other family at the beach we arrived. We would have stayed longer and walked more trails but needed to eat and find our hotel.

Thank John H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I again participated in the Laudholm Farm Nature Crafts Festival in Wells, Maine. It was another great year for artisans, as well as our fair goers. The Laudholm Farm is an estuary and its walking trails go all the way the their beach. Some day I hope to experience the rest of the property. I really love the birds and want to find them all.

1  Thank buddymav
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Wells Reserve at Laudholm also viewed

 

Been to Wells Reserve at Laudholm? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing