Barrier Beach Trail and Laird-Norton Trail Loop

EASY 27 reviews

Barrier Beach Trail and Laird-Norton Trail Loop is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wells, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.3 miles
75 feet

kid friendly



nature trips








no dogs

This is a beautiful easy hike that cover forest, beach, salt marsh and pond life ecosystems. The trails have several educational posting regarding the ecosystems of the plants and animals in each of these areas.

2 months ago

Fun walk with lots of birds and beautiful historic old buildings. A great way to spend an early spring day.

4 months ago

good winter trail with micro spikes for the compacted trail ice. forest, fields, rivers, and beach. was alot of fun and easy walking.

7 months ago

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

10 months 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.

11 months ago

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

Monday, September 05, 2016


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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!!!!!

Sunday, December 06, 2015

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.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Great beach and boardwalk trail! Bring a picnic lunch.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Nice walking trails.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

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, September 04, 2014

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.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Laudholm Farm is a wonderful little getaway along the otherwise busy and crowded Southern Maine coast. It offers nice views and a very interesting boardwalk trail through a coastal estuary. There are also trials along the edges of a number of pastures and through a costal forest of what was once a large working farm. You can spend a couple of hours or a whole day exploring the areas in the estuary or farm fields and see Deer and countless shore birds. The trails vary in length from a mile or so to 3+ if you do several of them in one visit, all are easy.

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