The main reason we drag ourselves out of our winter bed on weekends is to ski at Whiteface. We have also found there are plenty of other reasons to visit Wilmington, a quiet town known for Olympic caliber alpine trails. Besides the restaurants nestled along the roadside, one favorite stop for my family is the Adirondack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The Wildlife Refuge is a 50-acre rehabilitation center on the western branch of the Ausable River. There is a one-mile educational nature trail; animal enclosures and a pet timber wolf. Run by Wendy and Steve Hall, the Halls are passionate about the environment and always willing to explain how plants and animals play a vital role in nature. Wendy holds Federal and State licenses in wildlife rehabilitation and education. The Wildlife Refuge continues to educate the public through presentations at schools and other organizations. There is usually an animal on site that has been brought to them to (at best) return to its natural e
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One way to celebrate this change of season is to attend Wilmington’s own Festival of Colors. With live entertainment, craft booths and various contests, it is a great place to stop by after taking that early morning hike or make it your own destination. Children will enjoy face painting, games and guest appearances from nearby Santa’s Workshop. The North Pole is located just around the corner so be prepared from some favorite characters to stop by. Horse and pony rides will round out some of the activities. The Festival of Colors always takes place the second Saturday in September. So join in the fun from 10 am-5 pm.