June 18, 2018

Maine Wildlife Park


There is no one who comes to visit Maine for a week, a weekend or a summer that doesn’t aspire to see, at least, a moose.  The  intrepid wildlife seeker can find an alternative to driving the highways and byways in the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, Maine. Open from April to Veteran’s Day, the park is a self-sufficient facility under the auspices of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (IF&W).

Entrance fees are between $5-$7.00, but your money will be well spent as it goes back to the maintenance of the Park. Many of the animals at the Park were brought there because they were injured or orphaned or have become human dependent and cannot survive on their own in the wild.

A big ‘must see’ at the Park is the Dry Mills Fish Hatchery which raises thousands of Brook Trout annually.

Bring stuff to barbecue, pack a picnic lunch, or purchase lunch from the snack shack.  Stop in at the Visitor’s Center or visit the Nature Store.  Walk the tree trail or animal trail to learn more about the flora and fauna native to Maine.  To locals, especially those with children, visits to this park are part and parcel of summer in Maine.  Visitors to Maine should include it on their travel agenda, too.