You’ve never seen the Adirondacks like this. Wild Walk, a new elevated pathway system in the treetops of the forest canopy, opens on the Fourth of July. Part of the award-winning nonprofit Wild Center designed by Charles P. Reay, who did the IBM Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, a trail of bridges lead to observation points raised 45 feet above 81 wooded acres.
Activities include a four-story tree house made of twigs, swinging bridges that simulate how animals live in the forest, a faux human-sized spider web that hovers 24 feet off the ground, a spiral staircase inside of a hollowed-out white pine (the tallest trees in the Adirondacks), and an over-sized bald eagle’s nest at the attraction’s highest vantage point.
Also on hand: Naturalists to teach visitors about the 72 different species of birds and other animals that live up high like flying squirrels.
The Wild Center is open daily until Labor Day; tickets from $13.