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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

#3 of 9 things to do in Wilmington Features Animals
977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
+1 855-965-3626
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A must-do in the Lake Placid area

I went in July 2017. This place is a gem. It's free, but definitely leave a donation. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Walpole, Massachusetts
Great place staff very knowledgeable

We visited twice during our stay . The first time we listened to the Wolf talk which was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
+1 855-965-3626
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Reviewed yesterday

I went in July 2017. This place is a gem. It's free, but definitely leave a donation. The individuals there really care about these injured animals and want to see them healthy again. They are only open so many days, so check ahead. Plan to...More

Thank metodog711
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited twice during our stay . The first time we listened to the Wolf talk which was very informative and visited all the other animals which included bald eagles, owls, porcupines, a fox and more. We were able to ask questions and get them...More

Thank Mom2threeinNY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are remodeling and upgrading everything. New building and cages are nicer. This place rehabilitates animals and releases those that can be. Eagles, hawks, wolves, etc. All it costs is whatever donation you make. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They were working on new enclosures and an education building, but we got there in time for the very informative wolf talk. We also got to pick a young ladies brain with all our coyote questions. All the volunteers, some there as interns in exchange...More

Thank lizzitish2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a quick google of things to do when leaving the Adirondacks and made a de-tour to this refuge, and it did not disappoint. They are doing a great thing by supporting animals that need it. When we were there, there were several gray...More

Thank steven e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wouldn't have known about it if a local hadn't recommended it. We were glad he did! It was fun to walk the trails and see the different animals. We went with a family group and had 7 kids between us who had a great...More

Thank familytravelers08
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I adopted a cat that I named Charles, after Prince Charles. It was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. He is so beautiful, he was a kitten when I got him And he had the personality of a lion. I used...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This place is nice but it's also some ones home which is great what they do other then you don't see much because they get returned back to wild life so that's good but it's quick walk

Thank shanna3000
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Homeschool field trip day! Everyone was inviting and informative. I wasn't expecting anything overly exciting but we stayed for 2 hours! There were wolves, bald eagles, a silver fox, bobcat, many breeds of owls, an adorable and friendly porcupine, a couple rabbits, even a duck....More

Thank cnx4789
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We loved it here. Its a unique experience to be so close to apex predators. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I did have an issue with some of the enclosures, they seemed too small and somewhat dirty. I asked about it and was...More

Thank Ashley14075
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5 January 2017|
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Response from BarkEater47 | Property representative |
AS long as the dog is not aggressive, and you have full control over it, you're fine. It's hard to predict which dogs the wolves will like, as they respond to smell and demeanor, so the only drawback is that if the wolves... More
28 June 2015|
Response from smyers8 | Reviewed this property |
Good for all ages. It is in a very natural setting in the woods and not too large. Maybe Steve will walk in the woods with you and the wolves!!! This is quite a place. Where appropriate clothing and shoes for being in the... More