Little River and Barrier Beach Walk Professional Review and Guide
"A walk around the meadows and forest of a former upland farm, with overviews of rich and diverse tidal habitats along the Little River estuary and Laudholm Barrier Beach. The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm is not only a paradisiacal place to walk along the Little River estuary, but it is also vastly important in the overall health and vitality of the northern New England coast.
The reserve is one of twenty-five national estuarine research reserves managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Situated in a prime seacoast location in southern Maine, the 1,600-acre reserve includes parts of two watersheds—the Little River estuary and an eastern arm of the Webhannet River. The reserve is comprised of many interacting ecological zones, including a salt marsh (1 acre produces 10 tons of organic material), barrier beach, upland meadow, and forest. Special Features: a total of 7 miles of trails, meadows, woodlands, estuary, and barrier beach overlooks, visitor center, gift shop, research station, and many educational activities, exhibits, and special events."