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.

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.

Nice walking trails.

Beautiful, and very well-preserved and maintained. Small admission fee. Easy, easy hiking. Lovely property. Beach, pastures, wooded, marsh. Will come again and spend some time at the beach.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

We did a mixture of trails that took us along the outer perimeter of the farm. This was about 3.8 miles. The trails were marked with education posting regarding the plants and animals surrounding each sub-ecosystem in the park from forest, salt water marsh, ocean and ponds. Make sure you bring bug spray.

Beautiful area but come armed with bug spray in late summer. Very buggy on some paths near the estuaries (and I'm from Miami). Also gate attendant warned about deer ticks. Again, bringing bug repellant will allow you to enjoy this pristine area. As a previous reviewer mentioned, there are 7 miles of trails.

One of my favorite local spots to go for a walk. The entire trail system is closer to seven miles in length going from fields to estuary, woods and even connects directly to Wells beach.