Road Trippin': Saranac Lake
This week CBS6 explored a true hidden gem in Tupper Lake – about 19 miles West of Saranac Lake – offering one-of-a-kind views of the Adirondack skyline. Part of the Wild Center, ‘Wild Walk’ is literally a trail across the treetops where visitors can learn about the forest ecosystem.
“We really wanted to think about how you can be *in* nature both inside and out.” Says Jen Krester, the Director of Programs for the Wild Center. “So with our indoor museum we wanted to bring it all inside – but here, we’re sort of turning it all on its head.”
Things you’ll see on the Wild Walk include birds, information on forest spiders (including a trampoline-style web suspended 40 feet off the ground), exploring the insides of trees, and there’s even a replica massive Eagle’s nest you can climb up into.
“You can see Whiteface, McKenzie, and Haystack in the distance.” Says Krester, pointing out to the mountains from a spot in the Eagle’s nest.
The Wild Walk is handicap accessible, so strollers and wheelchairs can be used. In addition to the indoor museum, the Wild Center has live animals on site like Otters and Porcupines. There are also guided canoe trips on the Raquette River.
The Wild Walk is open daily from 10AM-6PM until the end of October. For more information, including ticket prices, check out Wild Walk on the web: https://www.wildcenter.org/visit/wild-walk/