A.E. Howell Wildlife Conservation Center and Spruce Acres Refuge

101 Lycette Rd.
North Amity, ME 04471- Map It
(207) 532-6880

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.
$10; free (ages 0-15). Reservations are required 24 hours in advance to enter the center and refuge.
Hours: Tours by appointment Tues.-Sat. 10-4, May 15-Oct. 31. Additional hours may be available. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.