Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington

Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Adirondack Wildlife is a rehabilitation and education organization, whose mission is to take in, rehabilitate and, whenever possible, to return to the wild, injured or otherwise disabled wildlife, working with local veterinarians and volunteers. In addition, we run educational programs and presentations, primarily working with non-releasable birds of prey and wolves, to foster compassion, tolerance and understanding of wildlife, particularly with respect to safely interacting with wildlife, and understanding the valuable role predators play in the over health of our eco-system. The three aspects of the educational role are maintaining a mile–long, guided, interpretive trail at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center, and conducting interactive presentations at the Center, and at public venues, such as schools, colleges, fairs and churches. We have no Federal, State or Local Funding, anare completely funded by donations, which are gratefully accepted.

Adirondack Wildlife is located at 977 Springfield Road, in Wilmington, New York, on 50 acres, along the West Branch of the Ausable River, about a mile downstream from Whiteface Mountain, on that section of the river called "Lake Everest". Wendy has Federal and State licences for wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education, and we are available to do presentations for schools, churches and other organizations. We are open to the Public from 10 AM tto 4 PM daily, except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when we are closed.
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  • I will confess that we didn't spend very long here. That's because we left my other daughter and my husband in the car, because she uses a wheelchair and this is not particularly wheelchair...  more »
  • Don't miss Steve's 10am talk about wolves. He's a great speaker and the talk is informative and engaging. He is clearly passionate about these beautiful animals and knows his stuff. I also appreciate....  more »
  • We were told about this place at our motel and we had a great time. It was a cold overcast day and this was a great spot to spend time. They take care of animals and such that have problems or are.....  more »
  • Visited yesterday. Pleasant staff. Emily even fed the bears in the rain to entertain us. Not very many animals but birds and owls galore! It's a refuge, so don't expect a zoo.
  • Cool animals. Not a bad experience. Tough for little kiddos in a stroller though!
  • Great place full of knowledgeable, caring and dedicated people !
  • This is an amazing facility, well worth the visit !
  • Wendy and family take wonderful care of the wildlife. It's educational and kind that these animals are able to be rehabilitated. Always love to see the wolves. It was very cool to see the bears. Please donate to keep everything moving forward and growing with the animals. We always do in memory of my mother who loved animals.

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