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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997-2303
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Stephen E
Oneida, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Altamont, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I read about the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in a magazine, and was very excited to visit. It's clear that those individuals who are running it are very passionate about the work that they do. Don't expect anything fancy, but you will be impressed by the amount of animals and birds they care for, as well as the tranquility of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A refuge for hurt animals who are allowed to recover and then released or live out their lives as a source of education. make sure and do the wolf walk if available, it is not always. In winter take warm clothes and an open mind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited the refuge while on vacation in Lake Placid. An extreme eye opener. A must do for everyone if you are in the area. The folks are very informative and will teach you the real story of wolves and other animals they have in the refuge. At first I thought we would be in and out in less than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stay at a camp near the refuge, and love to hear the refuge's wolves howling morning and night. Steve and Wendy and their son do a great job of educating the public about the crucial role of wolves in the ecosystem. They also have other Adirondack wild creatures that they have rehabilitated. These are intelligent, committed people, and their... More 

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