Trip report

Walking the trails at Laudholm

Hiking/Walk DATE: 12/17/2017 - 12/17/2017

Trip/Event Location: Wells, ME

Trip Leader(s): MO

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Laudholm saltwater farm is part of the Wells Reserve.  Hiking trails are easy and cover a variety of habitats - meadow, forest, swamp and beach.  There are approximately 7 miles of easy t... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Directions - Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Driving directions:
Take exit 19 (Wells) off the Maine Turnpike (Rte 95).
Turn left onto ME-109 / Rte 9 East  -  1.6 miles
Turn left onto US-1 North -  1.5 miles
Turn right onto Laudholm Farm Rd. (just before the Maine Diner) -  0.4 miles
Turn left onto Skinner Mill Rd. - 0.1 miles
Turn right and follow signs to the Reserve

We will meet at the parking lot.



Trip Report/Photos

It was a  bit chilly, but sunny, when five of us met Sunday morning for a 3 hour excursion around historic Laudholm Farm Reserve.  We traveled the outermost trails. 

The reserve has a bit of everything - snow covered grasslands, aspen groves, orchards, woodlands, tidal pools, a salt water marsh, barrier dunes, a beach area and views of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, across the estuary.  The low angled sunlight made the place seem all that more special. 

We had great conversations of flora and fauna, including wildlife, found on the reserve.   Afterwards we had a late lunch at the Maine Diner.  What a great day !!!

We are all looking forward to future GO adventures.

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Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

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Gandalf Jan 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Sounds like you guys had a great time!

JohnMaineIslandTrail Dec 18, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Made three attempts to post comments, I give up!!!! What have they done to use now.

JohnMaineIslandTrail Dec 18, 2017 at 6:24 PM

Nice trip MO, Thank you. The angle of the sun, the cold air, no wind, no bugs, and nice guys made this trip even more special than is already is. John

JohnMaineIslandTrail Dec 18, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Nice Trip Mo, Thank You. Perfect weather, i.e, clear bright cold with no wind, bugs, or crowds and the combination of farm fields, tidal marsh, and ocean views makes this place special.

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