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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

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This place is amazing! Up close and personal with all of the Adirondacks wildlife! The instructors... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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Pleasant visit

Stopped here for a quick visit. Listened to the very knowledgeable owner speaking about the wolves... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Michelle Y
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977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! Up close and personal with all of the Adirondacks wildlife! The instructors were great and very informative! Highly recommend if visiting Whiteface Mountain

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mastro2101
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick visit. Listened to the very knowledgeable owner speaking about the wolves. Took a short stroll around to see the other animals. Nice area for small, easy hikes. Glad we stopped.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Visited here recently, and was very sad that I didn't have more time to spend. So many beautiful animals and so much to learn about them. There are trails to hike also, which meander through wood and meadow, so seeing some animals in their natural...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This was a decent place to visit, probably better with children. It was a little bit of a downer for us. We understand that the primary purpose of this refuge is to return injured animals to the wild and thus their "rescue" area in not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rshtorch
BarkEater47, Owner at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thank you for posting your thoughts I am sorry you were not satisfied with your visit Unfortunately, wild lands and corridors are shrinking rapidly. It is a message that is constantly being repeated in many ways, and by us as well. As a wildlife rehabilitator...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is a nice place to take the whole family. You can see a wolf, bears, and many birds of prey. The baby owls were adorable. The people working there are super nice and very well informed.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Denise W
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite stops. I wish i would of left more time in the agenda. Staff gave as much or as little as you wanted for education on the animals. I learned quite a bit i didnt know about wolves, coyotes and owls. My...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q1493GUamyl
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Here's a chance to take children and grandchildren so they can be up close to wild animals which have been rescued and when they cannot be rehabilitated and released they become lessons in conservation and kindness. Wolves, coyotes, black bears, a possum on a lead...and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet D
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Off the beaten path but well worth it - Several wolves, coyotes, and a couple of black bears with very informative staff. Donation basis.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Luzerne57
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The refuge is a great spot to learn about wolves, bears and various other wild animals. The staff are knowledgeable and clearly care about the animals. This is not a zoo but a rescue and education centre.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ridermel
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Very helpful and friendly staff. This is a must see when in the area. A bit rustic but that adds to the “ambiance” appears it is funded a lot by donations do bring some dough to help support this great facility

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
June 27, 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