Talk to the animals, but please don' touch or hurt them. NTR Canoe Livery is a refuge for injured or orphaned wildlife. It's not uncommon to have a deer or squirrel running in and out of the office as you're getting ready to go on your trip.
When we started taking care of wildlife in 1980, we had two or three critters a year. We now care for hundreds of animals each year. Our business financially supports our wildlife rehabilitation efforts since we receive no funding from any of the State or Local Agencies. We are, however, licensed by the State of Ohio and are therefore legally permitted to care for the animals.
With the large quantity of critters we care for, we need help! Individuals or groups interested in either lending a hand, donating items (baby blankets, heating pads, Pet Taxi's, etc.) or making financial contributions are encouraged to call Ann at 330-484-4295.
The river creates a perfect atmosphere for abundant wildlife. There are over 30 nests at an active Great Blue Heron rookery on the river. Signs of beaver are along the banks and beaver are spotted at dusk. We recently had a beaver make himself at home and spend the summer in our pond. He was quite an attraction for our campers and didn't seem to be bothered by curious spectators!
We run a series of interpretive programs on history, wildlife and nature with The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio. These programs start in May and run through October. We also offer early morning bird watching trips and sunset beaver floats (No Similarity To Root-Beer Floats!) with storytelling afterwards.