Walking the trails at Laudholm

DATE: Dec 17, 2017 Sunday
END DATE: Dec 17, 2017 Sunday

Trip/Event Location: Wells ME

Trip Leader(s)

Scarborough, ME United States

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

Max # People: 10

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

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Region: New England

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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 trails to experience the beauty of south coastal Maine. Trails are available year round for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  There are long sections of wooden walkways crossing the wetland areas as well as access to a walkable beach.

Walking the 5 – 7 miles of trails should take under 3 hours.   Afterwards let’s do lunch at a local eartery of the group’s choosing.

History of the Laudholm farm:

Information on Wells Reserve at Laudholm:

Laudholm trail map:

Admission to Laudholm is free after mid-October

No pets allowed on the trails (sorry…)

Make sure to bring the following:

  • Hiking footwear (may need boots/stabilizers dependent on snow coverage)
  • Dress in layers
  • Plenty of water
  • A snack (lunch will probably be between 1 and 2pm  - if you decide to join us)

As mentioned above - after the hike join us for lunch at a local eatery of the group's choosing.

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.



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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Scarborough, ME

United States

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minh Posted Dec 17, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Sorry I'm pulling out at the last minute. One of our group has come down ill and can't make the hike, and I was along for the ride. Have a great hike. Stay bundled up and warm!

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