Visit & Explore

wells national estuarine research reserve

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is open every day. Come enjoy the site’s cultural heritage and diverse habitats.

Planning Your Visit

We’re located at 342 Laudholm Farm Road, just off Routes 1 and 9 near the Wells-Kennebunk line. The Wells Reserve is 30 minutes from Portland and Portsmouth, 90 minutes from Boston and Manchester.

A small admission fee, which includes parking, is charged from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day. Members of Laudholm Trust enjoy free admission all year (except some special events).

Please — no pets, no smoking.

Directions to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

Groups of 10 or more — please make arrangements in advance. You may wish to learn about our Field Trip programs.

Trail Hours

Every Day – 7am to sunset


  • Members – Free
  • Under 6 – Free
  • Ages 6 to 16 – $1
  • Over 16 – $5

Visitor Center & Exhibit Hours

Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm
Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day
Every Day
10am to 4pm