Things to See and Do

Things to See and Do in the Area

Visitor Center

Try a variety of different activities in our visitor center. Weigh a moose antler, visit with some reptiles, or feel animal pelts from moose, bear, and smaller furbearers. Play with puzzles and light-boards. Make some tracks in our sandbox or see the many different places in Maine to look for Wildlife.

Visitor Center
Snake Exhibit
Visitor Center
Visitor Center

Fish Hatchery

Walk down the hill past the park’s eagles, turtles and wetland trails to the adjacent Dry Mills Fish Hatchery. There is a brand new interpretive building and trout pond here, trout observation tanks and thousands of brook trout are raised annually. Feed the round pond trout for a quarter!

Dry Mills Hatchery
Brook Trout

Nature Store

For those interested in shopping, the Nature Store carries a variety of wildlife related items for all ages. There are MDIFW t-shirts, hats, and fleece vests for both children and adults; wildlife books, note cards and magnets featuring our very own wildlife; plush stuffed animals, jewelry, posters and more! Much of the merchandise is Maine made. This is a great place for a gift or souvenir.

Nature Store Nature Store Nature Store

Snack Shack

Are you a little hungry or thirsty? Head for the Snack Shack, which serves a variety of different snacks, drinks and very popular ice cream treats. The Snack Shack is run by the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park. All proceeds are used to improve the park’s wildlife exhibits and displays.

Snack Shack

Picnic or Barbecue

Need something more than just a snack? We have a large picnic area with charcoal barbecue grills so you can bring your own food to grill. There’s even a convenient grocery store a few miles south on Route 26, where you may pick up all the fixins for a great B-B-Q!

Woman Barbacuing

Tree Trail

Strolling the Tree Trail, you can see and read descriptions of a variety of Maine Trees. Learn how to use a biltmore stick to measure tree heights and lumber yield. Visit our outdoor classroom and see how much wood is in a cord or how a lumberyard would cut logs.

Tree Trail

Wetland Trail

Take a walk around our wetland area. There are many wild animals that can sometimes been seen such as fish, birds and turtles.

Wetland Trail

Tours

If you are interested in scheduling a guided tour for your school group, scout troop, homeschool group, summer camp or other,  please contact the park via e-mail or call (207) 657-4977 and leave a message, someone will get back to you to schedule.

Guided Tours

Warden Museum

Learn about the history of the Maine Warden Service.  Watch North Woods Law DVDs. View old uniforms and other memorabilia and equipment like a canoe, snowmobile and an older model 3-wheeler.

Warden Museum

Feed the Animals

Although the Wildlife Park does not allow visitors to bring in food to feed to our animals, there are feed dispensers that take quarters to feed healthy snacks to our bear, deer, pheasants, ducks, geese, and turkeys. The fish hatchery also has a quarter feed dispenser for the brook trout – you can make the water boil with 1 handful of fish pellets!

Feed Deer
Feeding the animals

Gardens

There are many different flower and wildlife gardens throughout the park that are designed, weeded and watered all summer by our much appreciated volunteers.

Garden
MA Garden
Gardens

Events

Please visit our events page for a listing of this season's events. There’s usually something special going on every weekend from the beginning of May through the middle of October.

Rick Charette PJ Night

Free Roaming Wildlife

You never know what wild animals you may find visiting at the Wildlife Park. We have seen: Great Horned Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Spotted Salamanders, Wood Ducks, Hawks, Turkey Vultures, Turtles, Squirrels, Chipmunks, White Tailed Deer, Mink, Fisher, Wild Turkeys, Baltimore Orioles, Cardinals, Bald Eagles, many Warblers, Bohemian Waxwings and more!

Vultures
Great Horned Owl

Story Hour

Come for our Story and Craft Hour that runs on Thursdays at 10:30am in July and August. A popular children’s book focusing on wildlife is read, then a fun craft activity occurs afterward. No reservations are required.

Kids having fun during story time

Wildlife Talks

There are wildlife talks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00am and 1:00pm in July and August. Check in at the gate to find out what the day’s talks are and which wildlife will be featured.