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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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MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS!

We visited during our holiday break in Lake Placid. Easy, free parking available and free entry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
james g
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
wolves

this is a great chance to see the wildlife of the Adirondacks up close and personal. the staff is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
leclairj35
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Plattsburgh, New York
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  • Average2%
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977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during our holiday break in Lake Placid. Easy, free parking available and free entry (donations accepted). We met Steve in the hut. He explained the purpose of the refuge and he told us about the animals we would see. The stars were the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great chance to see the wildlife of the Adirondacks up close and personal. the staff is so knowledgable, and are willind to answer any questions.

1  Thank leclairj35
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great work they do there, saving wildlife. The owner sounds very engaged, and passionate about his work. We seen some nice White owls

1  Thank TravelerOana
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's so amazing to see these beautiful animals up close. Also a little sad that they are all there because they were injured or abandoned at some point but these folks have managed to take that opportunity to educate and...More

1  Thank yuratowel
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 10, 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
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Reviewed October 8, 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
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Loves2Eat
January 4, 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
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JoyKM
June 27, 2015|
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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
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