Points of Interest
- Wells Harbor Community Park, 331 Harbor Road. The Park includes the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, the Wells Rotary Pavilion, the Jeffrey Thompson Memorial Playground, the Knights of Columbus handicapped accessible observation deck, bocce ball and horseshoe courts. Free summer concerts are held every Saturday evening from July to Labor Day. Some of these facilities can be rented for private parties and weddings. 207-361-8984. www.wellsrec.org.
- Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road, Route 1. Dedicated in 1979, the library houses 44,000 titles in multiple formats. The library provides free access to the Internet and WiFi. The library offers weekly programs for all ages and summer reading programs. 207-646-8181. www.wellslibrary.org.
- Wells Ogunquit Center at Moody (Senior Center), 300 Post Road, Route 1. The Center welcomes both residents and non-residents 50 years or older and is open Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. The Center offers educational sessions, exercise, health programs, social events and games. 207-646-4775. www.wocam.org.
POINTS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST/LOCAL MONUMENTS
- Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit/Meetinghouse Museum, 938 Post Road, Route 1. National Register Historic Meetinghouse, genealogical library, archives, collections, museum exhibits. Open year-round Tuesday & Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday 10am-1pm. 207-646-4775. www.historicalsocietyofwellsandogunquit.org.
- Schoolhouse Division No. 9 was built by the Town of Wells between 1899-1901 on a half-acre of land at a total cost of $848.72. The Town restored the site in 1976. It stands today as it did over 100 years ago. The Schoolhouse is located on Route 9 about five miles from Route 109. Tours of the Schoolhouse are by appointment only. Contact the Wells Town Hall at 207-646-5113 x200 to schedule a tour.
- Bridge of Flowers at Webhannet Falls Park was a joint endeavor of the Webhannet Garden Club and the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit which recognizes the site where Edmund Littlefield established the first permanent mills on the Webhannet River in 1640-1641. It is located on Route 1, south of the Hampton Inn & Suites.
- Storer Park commemorates the battle between the French, Indians and Wells’ early residents. This park is on Route 1 across from Mike’s Fish Market.
- John Wheelwright’s Garrison is commemorated by a marker located north of Howe’s Floor Store on the east side of Route 1. It was from there that Esther Wheelwright was captured by Indians and taken to Canada.