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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, NY 12997
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+1 855-965-3626

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We visited here in late December with our 2 children. It was a snowy day and just beautiful. The animals were great and the guy in charge was very nice and informative. We had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Jeannine J
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here in late December with our 2 children. It was a snowy day and just beautiful. The animals were great and the guy in charge was very nice and informative. We had a great time!

Thank Jeannine J
New Jersey, USA
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visited Lake Placid many times in the past, but didn't know about this place until our recent visit. We rented the house that was walking distance from the refuge and we could hear wolfs and coyotes even inside the house. We're super impressed with the dedication and knowledge of the people (mostly volunteers) working there. Don't miss going there... More 

1 Thank Love2Travel62_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Only thing I would change is having it snow when we were there so the wolves could be in their element.

Thank Stephen Y
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

All sorts of cool animals. Owls, Eagles, Foxes, Wolves, and a lot of various other wild animals that we would never get a chance to see up close and personal otherwise. Amazed out how close a relationship Alex had with the wolves. They really love what they do and its nice to see there is a place for all the... More 

Thank Robert P
Aurora, Colorado
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374 reviews
132 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped in here on a rainy day be still enjoyed our time here. The parking area is really a trailhead but the refuge happens to be located here. It is all just self guided walking around to see all the different animals they have - wolves, coyotes, foxes, a fisher cat, lots of birds (owls, eagles, ravens, hawks, etc).... More 

Thank MT1
saratoga springs, ny
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very interesting and informative. This place provides a great service, rehabilitating injured animals so they can be released back into the wild. Or in some cases where that isn't possible , caring for them for the rest of their lives. I learned so much in the two hours we were there. My ten year old granddaughter had a great time... More 

Thank scarlettfan22
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting people, doing good work. Well worth a visit. Free to all. Knowledgeable volunteers and Steve and Wendy will inform you and update you on the Refuge and the wild guests and residing at the facility for Rehab or protected living.

Thank Dean P
Franklin, New Jersey
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74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Saw many native animals and birds that were rescued due to injury or other problems. Informal walk through privately run and funded place down a dirt road a little hard to find. Free to visit donations are completely voluntary with no pressure. There are some short trails to hike or walk as well.

Thank Nathan F
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful refuge doing great work with injured and other animals not able to return to the wild. The staff are very knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. The animals are clearly well cared for. Be sure to get there early for the wolf talk. And be sure to donate as there is no entrance fee.

Thank Stephen E
Oneida, New York
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74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

AWR is a half-way site for wildlife that have suffered injuries or other hardship at the hands of humans. When we visited they were holding three wolves, several owls, a hawk, an eagle, and assorted other animals. The demonstration about wolves is extensive.

Thank kevincW4167YP

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