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Adirondack Mountain Wildlife Watching

Deer Valley Trails is a premier restaurant and lodge that calls the heart of the Adirondack Mountains “home.” With 12 rustic cabins, excellent amenities and activities for everyone in your group or family, this is truly a place to escape the world and enjoy a bit of nature. The mountains are gorgeous, offering priceless views to guests. The restaurant and bar is one of the best local dining facilities to enjoy a great meal and relax with the people you enjoy the most in the world.


What could possibly make Deer Valley Trails and the Adirondacks even better? The chance to encounter some of the most beautiful animals in North America.

Adirondack Mountain wildlife watching is an activity many enjoy while vacationing in the area.


Animals You Might Encounter

There are a multitude of mammals thriving in the Adirondacks. Graceful white-tailed deer, black bears, squirrels, coyotes and chipmunks are very common and can be spotted on a daily basis. From tiny mice to massive moose, the animals of the Adirondack Mountains come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a more complete list of what you might expect to see while wildlife watching at Deer Valley Trails:


  • Moose
  • Shrews
  • Foxes
  • Canada Lynx
  • Weasels
  • Raccoons
  • Black Bears
  • Snowshoe Hares
  • Skunks
  • River Otters
  • Fishers
  • Woodchucks
  • Beavers
  • Bats
  • Bobcats
  • Martens
  • Ermines
  • Jumping Mouse


Bird Watching

There are more than 100 species of boreal birds, birds of prey, perching birds and waterfowl that call the Adirondacks home. These birds draw hundreds of bird watching enthusiasts to the area each year. The peak of nesting season is June, and Deer Valley Trails often experiences an increase of tourism at this time specifically due to the love for the birds.


There are many bird events in the spring that allow visitors the unique opportunity to see rare species and interact with world-renowned specialists. The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration and the Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival are two of the most popular events, featuring lectures, workshops and an abundance of outdoor activities.


When you are partaking in Adirondack Mountain wildlife watching, you can expect to see many rare and wonderful species of birds on any given day. Deer Valley Trails offers some of the best bird watching spots in the area. Here are a few of the birds tourists often spot:


  • American Bittern
  • Common Loon
  • Foxes
  • Virginia Rail
  • Canadian Goose
  • Herring Gull
  • Common Golden Eye
  • Wood Duck
  • Great Blue Heron


Seeing these birds and mammals in their natural habitats is a wonderful experience and just one of the reasons why people love Adirondack Mountain wildlife watching. To visit the region and have a full experience in the mountains for yourself, book a lodging trip at Deer Valley Trails today.

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