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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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Loved the bears!

Decided to check out based on recommendation of the owner of the lodge we stayed at. Great place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard B
Simply Amazing!!!

One of the employees at the hotel we were staying at recommended this place to us. We took a ride... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Buffalo, New York
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977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
+1 855-965-3626
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank diw0lff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank vaverine
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Found this off the beaten path of things to do. What a wonderful time. Showed up for the wolf talk and spent about 3 hours wondering the grounds with the animals and talking with the owner and the volunteers. No cost to enter, but donations...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

e-mailed facility for events prior to trip and arrived before 10am for the Wolf Talk. Very interesting and lots of great information about the animals. Also got to see two small black bears climb to the top of a pine tree. Wolves, coyotes, foxes, eagles......More

Thank Monticor
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge does so much for their rescued animals. We always enjoy coming to visit every year and see the wolves, eagles and so many more. You can see the care that they take to maintain a natural habitat for all of their...More

Thank Mtzrogers
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge near Wilmington, NY is a great visit if you want to see and learn about wolves. Most days of the week a very knowledgeable person gives a talk from the wolf cage. He talks for about two hours and is very...More

Thank harste
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I am so grateful that Lisa told us about this Wildlife Refuge. It is heart-wrenching to see all of the animals who end up here. Everyone has a story to tell. Some will never be able to return to life outside of the refuge, because...More

Thank sassynewyorkgal
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Impressive set up. Really enjoyed and appreciated what they do and stand for. Staff VERY knowledgeable.

Thank Donna B
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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