Helpful Info

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a beautiful place. We welcome more than 25,000 visitors each year.

Plan to visit this national treasure. We're about ½ mile off U.S. Route 1 in Wells, Maine. That's just 30 minutes from Portland or Portsmouth and 90 minutes from Boston or Manchester. Using GPS? Our public entrance is near 55 Skinner Mill Road.

Admission

Fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through mid October

Laudholm Members – Free (become a member)

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

Visiting with a group of 10 or more? Please call 207-646-1555 ext 110 or email groups@wellsnerr.org.

Site Rules

  • Stay on trails
  • Smoke-free facility
  • No dogs or other pets
  • No bicycles or motor vehicles
  • No fires or camping
  • No remote-controlled aircraft
  • No collecting
  • Carry in, carry out

Read 2014 version Rules for Public Use

Read 2018 version Rules for Public Use

Read 2018 version Rules for Public Use (with MS Word track changes)

Trail Hours

Open Every Day
7am to Sunset

Visitor Center & Exhibits

Memorial Day Weekend through Mid October
Every Day – 10am to 4pm

April, May, October, November
Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm

December to March
Closed


Getting to the Wells Reserve

Northbound off the Maine Turnpike

  • Take exit 19 (Wells) off the Maine Turnpike
  • Follow signs to U.S. Route 1 in Wells
  • Follow Route 1 north 1.5 miles to Laudholm Farm Road (just before the Maine Diner at the flashing traffic signal)
  • Turn right and follow signs to the Reserve

Southbound off the Maine Turnpike

  • Take exit 25 (Kennebunk) off the Maine Turnpike
  • Follow signs to Kennebunk
  • Take a right on U.S. Route 1 and travel 3.3 miles to Laudholm Farm Road (just after the Maine Diner at the flashing traffic signal)
  • Turn left (use caution) and follow signs to the Reserve

From Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Lower Village

  • Follow Route 9 westbound from Kennebunk toward Wells
  • After crossing the Mousam River, continue 1.7 miles to Skinner Mill Road and turn left
  • Cross the small bridge (use caution) and watch for the Reserve entrance

From Wells Regional Transportation Center

During the summer season, the Shoreline Explorer BLUE 4B trolley departs the transportation center on the hour beginning at 9am ($1 per ride; under 18 free). It stops at the reserve about 20 minutes after departure. Travel to Maine on the Amtrak Downeaster and get a ride to the reserve, or connect from York, Sanford, or Kennebunk with other trolleys.

Group Visits

Group of 10 or more? Please arrange your visit in advance. Call 207-646-1555 ext 110 or email groups@wellsnerr.org.

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