Things to See and Do
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Try a variety of different activities in our visitor center. Feel what some animal furs are like. Make some tracks in our sandbox or see the many different places in Maine to look for Wildlife.
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!
For those interested in shopping, the Nature Store carries a variety of Nature related items for all ages.
A little hungry or thirsty? Head for the Snack Shack which serves a variety of different snacks and drinks. The Snack Shack is run by The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park. All proceeds are used to improve the park.
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.
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.
Take a walk around our wetland area. There are many wild animals that can sometimes been seen such as fish, birds and turtles.
If you are interested in scheduling a guided tour please contact the park via e-mail or call (207) 657-4977.
Learn about the history of the Maine Warden Service.
Feed the Animals
Although the Wildlife Park no longer allows visitors to bring in food to feed to our animals, there are feed dispensers that take quarters to feed to our bear, deer, pheasants, ducks, geese, and turkeys.
The fish hatchery has a quarter feed dispenser to feed the trout.
There are many different gardens throughout the park that are designed and maintained by our much appreciated volunteers.
Free Roaming Wildlife
You never know what wild animals you may find at the Wildlife Park. We have seen: Great Horned Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Spotted Salamanders, Wood Ducks, Hawks, Turtles, Squirrels, Chipmunks, White Tailed Deer, Wild Turkeys, Baltimore Orioles, Bald Eagles, many Warblers, and Bohemian Waxwings.
Come for our Story and Craft hour that runs on Thursdays at 10:30 in July and August. No reservations are required.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday there are animal talks at 11:00 and 1:00 in July and August. Check in at the gate to find out what the days talks are and which animals will be featured.