Address: 562 Hopkins Crandall Road, Smyrna, NY 13464
Ages 5 & under -- free
Ages 6 & up -- $5.00
From Syracuse/Cazenovia: Rt 481 south to Rt 5/92 heading towards Manlius/Cazenovia. In Cazenovia, turn left onto Rt 20 east. Go about 3/4 mile, then turn right onto Rt 13 heading towards New Woodstock. Go about 7 miles-- as you approach New Woodstock, the road will come to a "T"; turn left and continue following Rt 13. After approximately 4 miles, Rt 13 veers off to the right, but you should follow Rt 80 east. Continue on this road about 7 miles until the road again "T"s at Georgetown. Turn right onto Rt 26/80. After about 5 miles, turn left onto County Route 16. Follow this for about 10 miles. After a large red barn on your right, turn left onto Hopkins Crandall Road. Our driveway is 2.2 miles on the right.
From Utica/Sherburne: Rt 12 south to Rt 80 west in Sherburne (right turn). In Smyrna, bear left at center of
town. Go abt. .2 miles then right onto Coye Hill Rd (from this point on there are Wolf Mtn signs!). After abt
.2 miles turn left onto Beaver Meadow Rd and follow signs to Wolf Mountain (2.6 miles). Hopkins Crandall Rd is a left turn and driveway is on left about .1 mile.
From Binghamton/Norwich/Oneonta: Rt 12 north to Rt 23 west. Go 5.6 miles to Rt 16. Turn right onto Rt 16, go 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Hopkins Crandall Rd--we are 2.2 miles on the right.
Our driveway has been redone but is long, bumpy, and still steep -- you must have a 4-wheel drive vehicle during winter months! (Motorcycles are welcome, but discouraged due to driveway conditions.)
Additional facilities: + plenty of free parking
+ picnic area w/ hibachi grills (carry in - carry out your trash please)
+ gift shop (handicap accessible and heated in winter!) (we accept cash/check ONLY; NO debit or credit)
+ classroom w/ kid friendly activities and video presentations
We are an outdoor nature center with an indoor (heated by woodstove in winter) classroom and gift shop. All of our power at the classroom, gift shop, and our log cabin home is generated 100% by solar and wind. Our paths around the animal enclosures are grassy, fairly level terrain. There are some short, gravel walkways leading to the classroom/gift shop area as well as a wheelchair accessible ramp. Benches are located periodically around the center's grounds for visitors to rest or to sit and enjoy watching the animals.
We are a smoke-free facility! Absolutely no smoking anywhere on center property!
Please NO PETS! While we absolutely love animals, pets are not permitted on center grounds under any circumstances--this includes in your car! Even if your pet makes no noise, our wolves will smell them and become extremely agitated. We are a sanctuary and are committed to providing our animals with a stress-free environment. Anyone bringing pets will be asked to park at the bottom of our driveway and walk up the hill to the center. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.
For privately scheduled visits for groups of 20 or more (school/camp field trips, youth groups, scouts, etc.) we also offer:
+ solar and wind education
+ guided ecology hikes
+ winter snowshoeing (bring your own)
+ Native American Indian Tipi programs/storytelling
+ Ecology focused field games
Call us to schedule your private visit/tour (for groups of twenty or more) @ 607-627-6784