Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington

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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  • There is something about the Adirondacks that seems to draw in people that are very passionate about nature, even in comparison to other natural areas of the world. This Wildlife Refuge is perhaps the...  more »
  • A really neat place to visit! There were 3 wolves (all bred in captivity) in a large area right near the main building, and we were greeted by howling! There are also several coyotes, a fisher, a porc...  more »
  • 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.
  • I go here multiple times a year. This place is open year round. It is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. An educational and calming experience!

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