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Wilmington is a town of 1,100 people in the Adirondacks near Lake Placid, New York. It is home to Whiteface Mountain and the North Pole Santa theme park.

Whiteface Mountain

Get in

By car

From Interstate 87 (Keeseville), take NY Hwy 9N sixteen miles southwest through Au Sable Forks to Jay, then NY Hwy 86 five miles west to Wilmington.

From Lake Placid, take NY Hwy 86 twelve miles north to Wilmington.

Get around

This is a small village; there is no public transportation.


View of Adirondack Park from the summit of Whiteface Mountain


  • Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, 997 Springfield Road. Drop in and tour the rehabilitation and education center to visit the birds and other critters (there is an remarkable variety of hawks, falcons, owls--including the Great Horned Owls--and more). The refuge mascots are Cree, a wolf-hybrid, and Zeebie, a wolf pup. The daily walk around the refuge property with the wolves is an extraordinary experience for visitors! (Also on Facebook)




  • RF McDougall's, Route 86, +1 518 946-2219. A good pit stop for a burger and a beer.


Evergreens, mountains and clouds



  • Mountain Brook Lodge, 5712 Route 86, +1 518 946-2262, toll-free: +1-800-571-2863, fax: +1 518 946-7536. Check-in: 3pm, check-out: 11am. Motel with outdoor pool, campfire, Christmas-themed souvenir shop. Refrigerator and microwave in rooms. Breakfast.

Bed and breakfast


Vacation rentals


Go next

Routes through Wilmington
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