If you haven’t yet discovered the rugged beauty of Adirondack Park, make this the summer to do it. And even better, there’s a brand new attraction to kick start your Adirondack getaway: Wild Walk. Dubbed the “High Line of the Forest,” this elevated outdoor trail, set to open on the 4th of July, is located at the Wild Center, a nonprofit museum near Tupper Lake. This exciting new addition, designed by Chip Reay, will feature 1,250 feet of elevated trails so you can discover nature from the treetops.
While at the Wild Center, you can learn about the six-million-acre park from on-hand naturalists who can point out cool things like a four-story twig tree house with swinging bridges that showcases how animals live in the forest and a (man-made) oversized bald eagle’s nest that’s big enough for a family to fit into—providing bird’s-eye views of spectacular surrounding greenery. And while you’re at the center, which spans 81 acres, you can also spend time on nearby hiking trails and on the water through a guided canoe trip as well as check out the hands-on exhibits and multi-media presentations. Additionally, there’s an on-site museum store, and a waterside café with outdoor seating.
The Wild Center is open daily until Columbus Day. Admission to the center (which includes entry to Wild Walk) costs $10-$17. To read more about the Adirondacks click here.