Posted on January 17, 2017 and last updated on October 04, 2022

Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells


  • Preserve Size: 2,250 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 7 miles in network
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: old farm, sculpture, fields and orchards, salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, ocean, estuary, river

This is one of Maine’s greats! No one should miss this fabulous place, which includes a gorgeous old yellow farm (a former saltwater farm owned by a prosperous family), a huge tract of pasturelands and forests with miles of lovingly maintained trails (including lots of boardwalks), amazing views around many corners (and/or birds), and a walk to a beach. The center here is an educational and research facility, dedicated to the protection of Maine’s coastal environments. 

An admissions fee, which includes parking, is charged from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day. Dogs are not allowed. The trails tend to wide and flat, and very easy.

Directions: This preserve is at 342 Laudholm Farm Road, just off Routes 1 and 9 near the Wells-Kennebunk line. The public entrance is off Skinner Mill Road.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!