Visit the Wildlife Habitats which now feature Billy Goat Mountain, Red Sheep, Bears, Bison, Zebra, Prince, the White Lion, Kira, the Bengal Tiger, Dandy and Stewy our Lions, Isis, Wolves, a Striped Hyena and more!
The Wildlife Academy at Nemacolin is dedicated to providing interactive entertainment and live animal programs with an emphasis on education. It is also all animal, all the time! You can share some Nemacolin space with lions, leopards, two-toed sloths, alligator and snapping turtles, to name a few in the nearly 100 species collection.
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Animal Express Train
Climb aboard the Nemacolin Fatbird Express Train as we take a guided tour of the resort's animal enclosures and habitats. It is an exciting and educational experience as we view members of Nemacolin's family including: The Prince of Nemacolin, our white lion, Stewy and Dandy our Lions, Boo the Bear, Snowball the Buffalo, Sibel the Hyena, our Zebras Zeus and Medusa and more.
Backwoods Trail Rides
Tour the scenic beauty of the Laurel Highlands the way the first settlers did... on horseback. A ride designed for anyone. The Backwoods Trail Ride begins at the Equestrian Center, where you will meet your horse. Your Trail Guide will then lead you throughout two miles of wooded trails. It's fun for the whole family.
All riders must be 55'' or taller and wear appropriate footwear (recommend boots or tennis shoes, no open toe shoes). Trips will run in rain unless there is thunder and / or lightning. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled ride. Ride lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Carriage Property Tours
Relax and enjoy a scenic ride throughout Nemacolin’s property in a beautiful horse drawn carriage. Learn about the grounds as you go; maybe you will find out a thing or two that you never knew before – only to enhance your stay at the resort.
Each tour is approximately 90 minutes long, weather permitting.
Jamaican Dog Sledding
It screams summertime and is a fun twist to our winter dog sledding adventure. A wheeled cart pulled by Nemacolin's very own dog sled team will take you for a thrilling ride. The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a kennel tour and ride.
Weather permitting, and subject to availability. Combined weight of riders cannot exceed 275 lbs. Minimum weight is 45 lbs. for children. Please wear appropriate clothing. We will run in the rain, unless there is thunder and / or lightening.
Millioke is an Ojibway word, meaning "a gathering place by the water." Millioke Meadows was established in 2009 as a home site for the sacred rare white buffalo and the black buffalo. Millioke Meadows serves as a spiritual and cultural place for learning and understanding. No reservations are needed, as this is an open site welcoming all visitors.
Your educational tour includes a guided walking tour of the Wildlife Academy Nursery as
well as the chance to interact with a few of the animals, including our Kinkajou, Fennec Fox, Badger, Coatimundi, a 12' Python, Porcupine, Sloth, Alligator, Tortoise, Bobcat and the Creepy Crawly Room.
Please note the species of animals are subject to change.
Pony rides for little ones are a Wildlife Academy favorite. Rides are under the close supervision of our trained associates. Rides are available by appointment only.
Riders must be able to hold onto the horse by themselves. Adults are not allowed to walk beside and hold onto children. Must wear proper footwear.
Get up close and personal with Nemacolin's animal family. Hop aboard our safari cart for a tour of the wildlife habitats and a chance to interact with a few, including five Feeding Stations with our Bears, Lions, Tiger, Hyena, Wolves and Zebra! Plus, guests will enjoy visiting our Petting Zoo, and the Sacred Buffalo at Millioke Meadows, as well as our Bison, Iranian Red Sheep and Camels!
Maximum seven riders per trip in the Winter and twelve riders per trip in the Summer.
Wild Animal Show
Join the Nemacolin Wildlife Academy team as they lead you on an adventure to explore the wild world of animals. This entertaining and educational experience will showcase reptiles, birds, mammals and much more. The show takes place Saturdays year-round and is led by the experienced associates at The Wildlife Academy.
They are literally around every corner of the 2,000 acres that make up Nemacolin. Hop in your car, on a bike or walk the trails and visit with animals such as Rocky, Sugar and Boo Boo the black bears. You'll be surprised, we promise.
For more information or to plan your next Nemacolin vacation, please contact a Resort Sales Specialist at 866.344.6957.
*Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Wildlife Academy is in compliance with USDA Guidelines.