AAA Editor Notes
A.E. Howell Wildlife Conservation Center and Spruce Acres Refuge, 101 Lycette Rd., consists of more than 64 acres featuring 5 miles of marked walking trails. On guided tours visitors may see a variety of wild animals, including hawks, owls, deer, wolves and coyotes. The refuge also is home to Baxter, a 618-pound black bear, and Bell, reputedly the oldest living captive bald eagle in Maine.
A wildlife collection by Bill Silliker Jr., a renowned Maine photographer dubbed the Mooseman of Baxter Park, is on display. An environmental learning center and a library are available.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.