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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
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+1 855-965-3626

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No fees - people working to help animals

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... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Aurora, Colorado
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Aurora, Colorado
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384 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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
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
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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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 15 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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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Leonardtown, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful center! The caretakers are doing amazing things, we learned alot and really enjoyed the wolves in addition to the other wildlife there!

Thank Maurabean
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is such an interesting place to spend a couple hours. When you arrive, you'll see the wolves up front. The people answer any questions you can think of. A couple of tips. The wolves are more active in the morning and sleep/rest in the middle of the day. Also if you want to take pictures, just ask if you... More 

Thank shwilson439
Altamont, New York
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Educational and informative. It was amazing to see wild animals that close up. Injured animals are brought here to be cared for, and either released, or used for educational programs.

Thank Jennifer F
Lake Placid, New York
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211 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The knowledge of the workers and volunteers and the obvious care they have for these animals is heartwarming. You can visit with wolves, coyotes, birds of prey such as eagles, snakes, and many more. This is a refuge run strictly for the purpose of caring for the animals and educating the community. As a local person, I have been able... More 

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