'Laudholm Farms', as it was once called, was the largest and most progressive saltwater farm in York County, maintaining its long-time place of prominence within the Town of Wells in the early 1900s. Milk, cream, butter, eggs, broilers, and roasting chickens were sold to locals and shipped weekly to Boston. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Laudholm Farm campus was preserved for a purpose. Today the Wells Reserve is a center for education, conservation, and research. Laudholm Trust remains a vital force, providing support for Wells Reserve programs, operations, and capital improvements (information from wellsreserve.org).
“The farmhouse is the heart of the Laudholm Campus, its massive structure holding court on the hill it sits upon. The large covered porch greets me as I walk up the hill from the Muskie Trail, the path bordered by wildflowers and milkweed during the warmer seasons. Taking the time to stop, I sit on the porch and look out over the fields, imagining what the property looked like when it was a working farm more than a century ago.”
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