Pennsylvania September 20, 2016
This Hidden Destination In Pennsylvania Is A Secret Only Locals Know About
Tucked away on 80 acres of natural woodlands, this
hidden destination in Pennsylvania provides a safe haven for one of nature’s most beautiful animals and serves as an educational facility for the public. Plan a visit to Lititz because this is one place in Pennsylvania you have to experience at least once.
As you drive to the entrance of this hidden destination in Pennsylvania, surrounded by lush green trees, you will likely hear the sounds of nature, maybe even the howling of the residents you are about to meet.
Wolf Sanctuary of PA has been a safe haven for wolves and wolf hybrids for over 30 years. Run by the Darlington family, the Wolf Sanctuary allows the public to get a glimpse of the wolves who would otherwise have nowhere to go and no way to survive.
Discover the Speedwell Wolves and learn interesting facts - such as there have been no wild wolves in Pennsylvania for more than a century - at this sanctuary that provides a natural habitat for its residents.
Wear your most comfortable shoes when you visit as you'll be doing a lot of walking as your guide leads you on a tour to meet the packs. (Both you and the wolves are protected by two layers of strong fencing.)
Snap photos of the wolves during your tour. However, the sanctuary rules may prohibit flash photography at times and visitors are advised to keep the pace with their group and to avoid lagging behind to take photos.
Watch experienced sanctuary caretakers feed the wolves. Tours of the Wolf Sanctuary of PA are held Tuesdays and Thursdays (reservations necessary) and Saturdays and Sundays (no reservation needed). Dress for the weather because you will be outdoors with the wolves.
Book a private tour, if you'd like, which are typically held on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission for a private tour currently costs $25 per person.
More of a night person? If you're 16 or older, join the Full Moon Tours at the sanctuary that are held on a select night once a month. Unlike the daytime tour where a tour guide leads visitors through the sanctuary, you will tour the facility at your own pace, listening to the guides posted at each pack.
Even night owls get a bit tired from time-to-time. Bring some marshmallows or hot dogs and toast them over the open bonfire. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and to relax by the bonfire with other visitors and tour guides.
Plan to visit on October 9 to celebrate Wolf Awareness Day. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a variety of activities, including live entertainment, children's games, face painting, and concession stands. Admission costs $10 per visitor while children 11 and under are free.
Have you ever visited the Wolf Sanctuary of PA? What was your experience like? This hidden destination in Pennsylvania is just one of the
many hidden spots throughout the state.