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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

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977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
+1 855-965-3626
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Worth visiting

Run by knowlegeable, dedicated and interesting volunteers. Saw three wolves, two black bears great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Caroline C
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Nice local place

A very nice local place. They don’t charge to get in, but instead ask for donations. They have a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
katrinangel2
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New York City, New York
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“wolf walk” (24 reviews)
“bald eagles” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
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+1 855-965-3626
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"wolf walk"
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"injured animals"
in 9 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 5 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 3 reviews
"generous donation"
in 2 reviews
"donations accepted"
in 2 reviews
"great place to take kids"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"his passion"
in 3 reviews
"answer questions"
in 3 reviews
"gray wolf"
in 2 reviews
"their lives"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 3 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"whiteface mountain"
in 5 reviews
"lake placid"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Run by knowlegeable, dedicated and interesting volunteers. Saw three wolves, two black bears great horned owl, several ( 6 ) bald eagles, a turkey vulture, and more. Ask for a donation which you are happy to give they care for these wounded animals.

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A very nice local place. They don’t charge to get in, but instead ask for donations. They have a lot of raptors, wolves, coyote, Fox and the cutest porcupine you ever saw, plus several lovely owls. The caretakers are very knowledgeable and friendly and there...More

3  Thank katrinangel2
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We visited during our holiday break in Lake Placid. Easy, free parking available and free entry (donations accepted). We met Steve in the hut. He explained the purpose of the refuge and he told us about the animals we would see. The stars were the...More

2  Thank james g
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

this is a great chance to see the wildlife of the Adirondacks up close and personal. the staff is so knowledgable, and are willind to answer any questions.

1  Thank leclairj35
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Great work they do there, saving wildlife. The owner sounds very engaged, and passionate about his work. We seen some nice White owls

1  Thank TravelerOana
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's so amazing to see these beautiful animals up close. Also a little sad that they are all there because they were injured or abandoned at some point but these folks have managed to take that opportunity to educate and...More

2  Thank yuratowel
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Decided to check out based on recommendation of the owner of the lodge we stayed at. Great place, free admission (you can donate). Loved the grey wolves, eagles, porcupine (what a climber), and although the new bear exhibit was closed they still put on a...More

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

One of the employees at the hotel we were staying at recommended this place to us. We took a ride over and Steve was there. He told us that they were not open that day, but for a token donation ($20 for the two of...More

1  Thank diw0lff
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

It was our 4th visit to Lake Placid and no idea how I missed this on previous visits! I was thrilled to find out our rental was less than a mile away - walking distance - yay! The refuge is run by an amazing couple,...More

Thank ncdene23
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This place is a hidden gem, absolutely go. The animals are beautiful and seem content, and the property offers some great walks. They desperately need a better road sign and clearer signage on the property, but the clear care and compassion they have for their...More

1  Thank vaverine
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Loves2Eat
4 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
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JoyKM
28 June 2015|
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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
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