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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
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Was a bit freaky as to how close you are to the animals. Especially the wolves. They began howling as soon as we got out of the car. Honestly that was a bit intimidating. You... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was a bit freaky as to how close you are to the animals. Especially the wolves. They began howling as soon as we got out of the car. Honestly that was a bit intimidating. You should definitely check it out.

Thank kellygirl63
Rensselaer, New York
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was my first visit... keep in mind that there was quiet a bit of snow on the ground and a little on the cold and windy side so we moved through quickly. I did enjoy the visit. The wolves were pretty cool to watch, there was a couple of fox, they had plenty of different birds, a couple of... More 

Thank Anna Q
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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376 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 17 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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