Back in 2013, I shared a few maps and models from the New York State Fair. Many times the projects behind them never get past that fancy looking stage. Today, I want to share with you one of those models which did come to life over the recent 4th of July weekend.
The Wild Walk takes guests thirty feet into the tree tops for a new perspective of the forest. Along the way, they learn about the birds, animals and insects which create the Adirondack biome.
People can visit a larger than life Snag which shows how wildlife take advantage of dead trees for food, shelter, nesting and storage. The Eagle’s Nest is the highest point and gives a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Adirondack mountains. From underneath the structure you get an idea of the thirty foot height of the Wild Walk.
There are interactive activities for both adults and kids to try along the Wild Walk. The most fun was the Spiders Web. There, entire families were having fun crawling about and jumping on a representation of a giant spider’s web high above the forest floor.
The Wild Walk is part of The Wild Center near Tupper Lake in the center of New York’s Adirondack Park. Families can make a day of it by bringing a picnic lunch or eating at the center’s snack bar. To plan your visit, head over to the Wild Center website.