Introduction to Wells, Maine
The area was named Webhannet by the Abenaki Indians, meaning "at the clear stream." Wells was incorporated in 1653 and was named after Wells, England. It was the third town in Maine to be incorporated. Wells was previously the northeastern frontier of the English settlement. The area witnessed the development of shipbuilding and fishery industries apart from being a farming community.
Wells and nearby Attractions
- Wells Corner Shopping Center
- Wells Beach
- The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Seashore Trolley Museum
Things To Do In Wells
Shopping destinations in Wells include the Wells Shopping Plaza and the Wells Corner Shopping Center. Tourists can even check out Moody Beach and Wells Beach. The Brick Store Museum and Seashore Trolley Museum are fascinating sites to visit. The Wells Harbor Community Park makes a perfect setting for memorable occasions.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Wells Higher Education
York County Technical College is in Wells. There are several other colleges and universities that can be attended from Wells, including the University of New England-University Campus the University of New Hampshire, Saint Joseph’s College and Northern Essex Community College.