graphic - about wells, maine

Picturesque Wells Maine is located on the Atlantic Seacoast just 75 miles north of Boston and convenient to all of New England. The spectacular beaches in Wells have made it an attraction for centuries and Wells continues to be one of the finest family vacation spots anywhere, offering seven miles of coast line and the nationally known Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve; which consists of 3,600 acres of marsh and upland wildlife habitat. A mile-long trail (handicapped-accessible) offers vistas of the marshes and the ocean, plus many kinds of shorebirds, ducks, and geese. The trail begins at the refuge headquarters on Route 9 at the Wells/Kennebunk line. Named by Sir Fernando Gorges for the English city of the same name, Wells was first settled in 1641. It has the distinction of being the only Maine town not conquered during the various French and Indian wars between 1650 and 1730.

Wells is located in York County and has a population of about 10,000. Wells was the third town established in Maine, incorporated on July 5, 1653 from a portion of the town of Webbannet.

Recreational activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing and surfing, and of course great golf! Fine Dining and all types of shopping are available in Wells and all along the seacoast of Southern Maine with the centers of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport being just minutes away. Experience the Seacoast lifestyle in beautiful Wells, Maine!

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