It’s been in development for eight years. At 10 am on July 4th it will officially open. The public will be able to walk, or wheel, over the quarter mile trip up and back over the Adirondack Natural History Museum Wild Walk’s series of bridges and platforms.
Wild Walk’s trail across the treetops experience includes a four-story twig tree house and swinging bridges, a human-sized spider’s web hovering 24-feet off the ground, and a spiral walk inside a ‘dead’ tree’s thriving core. There is an over-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point where visitors can imagine life as one of the raptors that have made such an astounding comeback in the Adirondacks.
Wild Walk was funded as part of a $20 million dollar campaign to expand on the success of the original Wild Center. The opening also marks the first day of The Wild Center’s 10th Anniversary Year, with the Walk opening on the same July 4th date the Center opened in 2006. Wild Walk’s creators, including the designer Chip Reay, who also designed The Wild Center, will be on hand for the event.
Wild Walk’s July 4 debut will be the first in a three-event series to celebrate getting outside and finding new ways to see into the wild. There are follow-on events, the first on July 18 that will include live raptor flights around the campus, and a special Play Outside day August 2nd that will include chances to meet a wolf, and to learn survival skills
To learn more about Wild Walk, visit wildcenter.org/wildwalk