Wells Reserve & Laudholm Trust These two organizations are tightly linked, but each has its own role. In short, the Wells Reserve focuses on research, education, and stewardship, while Laudholm Trust focuses on fundraising and community building. Both organizations are committed to the evolution of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm as a center for the protection of coastal environments. Every National Estuarine Research Reserve site across the country requires local funding to match federal grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Laudholm Trust provides this match by contributing private funds and in-kind services to support Wells Reserve operations and capital improvements. Wells Reserve Roles The Wells Reserve is responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the farm buildings and campus grounds, the trails and boardwalks, the Maine Coastal Ecology Center, the Forest Learning Shelter, and the Alheim Commons. The Wells Reserve manages the woodlands and wetlands, the dunes and grasslands, the flora and fauna. The Wells Reserve operates programs in coastal research and monitoring, environmental learning and decision-maker training, and land and water resource management. Laudholm Trust Roles The work of the Wells Reserve and the care of its precious site are made possible by Laudholm Trust. Laudholm is responsible for building a community that provides the funds to match federal grants to the Wells Reserve. Laudholm Trust supports Wells Reserve for programs and services, with funds raised through the charitable contributions of members, plus site-rental fees, sponsorships, special events, and in-kind donations.

Very relaxing Trail. Beautiful views. Very easy hike. Did it with my better half and some friends.

1 month ago

Great hike. $5 per person but well worth it. You may want to pack a picnic lunch to have on the grounds after your hike.

Nice, easy little hike but the mosquitoes were terrible! Make sure you bring bug spray if you opt for this loop.

5 months ago


an amazing visit! great staff, very friendly, engaging and interactive with children. this place deserves great donations!! not many places like this for families that combine education with outdoor fun.
great place!!!!!

This was so gorgeous, and serine. Lovely walking trails and awesome environment

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Great place to spend the day. Beautiful walking trails with amazing views. The beach is fantastic.

Great beach and boardwalk trail! Bring a picnic lunch.