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A Summer Weekend in Wells, Maine

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

For the Fourth of July holiday, I stayed in Wells, Maine with my Dad for our annual summer vacation. Here are some things we did that I would recommend if you are in the area.


Seahorse Resort Motel & Cottages

We enjoyed our stay at the Seahorse Motel & Cottages, so much so that we want to go back and get the same cottage next year. The large screened-in porch was perfect for keeping the bugs away and sheltering us from the rain. We also liked the Motel's property which had a grilling area, a fire pit, horseshoe and corn hole games, and a pool.


Drakes Island

We biked over to Drakes Island Beach, a sandy beach that looked perfect for swimming and lounging about. We walked out on the jetty and got a great view of the beach and watched the boats come in.


Wells Harbor

Next up, we followed Harbor Road to Wells Harbor which is also home to Wells Harbor Park. During the summertime, there is a concert series every Saturday evening at 6:30 pm at the gazebo in the park.

Don't forget to snap a picture of the iconic tree made up entirely of buoys! In the wintertime, the tree is lit up with Christmas lights, but it still looked picturesque in the summer.



We mainly grilled and ate our own food during our stay which is one of the benefits of renting a cottage. However, we did have to fit in a lobster feast! We went to the Yodeling Clam, a nearby lobster pound for our summer tradition.


Antique Shopping

In Wells, there are plenty of antique shops and flea markets to check out. Reed's (pictured below) was one of the many shops on Route 1. They had reasonable prices and a large inventory of goods. If it's rainy then exploring some of these shops for a unique find is a fun activity to do.


Thanks for reading!


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