Webhannet Marsh Trail

This quarter-mile ADA trail includes an overlook of the estuary and interpretive panels that explain salt marsh ecology and the history that can be read from the landscape.
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Walking
0.30 miles, Network
Gravel/Crushed Stone
Not Permitted


The Webhannet Marsh Trail crosses land that was salt marsh before being filled with material dredged from Wells Harbor. 

The trail consists of two paths, one (to the left at the trail junction) which leads to an overlook of the estuary. The landscape includes grass, shrub, and wooded areas along the edge of the Webhannet River salt marsh. Interpretive signs along the trail explain salt marsh ecology and historical changes at the site.

The trail is 6 feet wide, with a crushed gravel surface. It is of minimal grades, 1:12 or better, and does not include any steps or ramps, 

The trail is adjacent to Wells Harbor, where the Wells Reserve maintains weather and water monitoring stations. An additional interpretive sign describing the equipment is situated there. It is also adjacent to other accessable waterfront features, including the public dock at Wells Harbor. 

Surrounded by part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and lands associated with the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, this is an excellent place for birding. Birds along the Webhannet Marsh Trail are primarily songbirds typical of the area, with some shorebirds, waders, ducks, and geese visible from the overlook or flying over. Yellow-rumped warblers congregate here during fall and can be found through some winters.

Other Information


  • Trails open every day — 7am to sunset
  • Please stay on established trails
  • No smoking
  • No dogs or other pets
  • No bikes on trails
  • No collecting

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Wells Reserve at Laudholm website, or contact:

Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Wells Reserve at Laudholm
342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, Maine 04090
Phone: (207) 646-1555
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Respect other trail users and be courteous when passing.
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Trailhead Information

From US-1 in Wells, take Harbor Road east. Go 0.8 miles on Harbor Road and take a right, just before the Webhannet River Boat Yard. Drive to the far end of the loop to the trailhead, by which there is plenty of room to park.

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