The Wild Center has announced that their award-winning Wild Walk will be available in winter for the first time, allowing visitors to see The Wild Center from a new perspective. The Wild Walk has been upgraded with thousands of feet of lights, snow activities and new photo opportunity stations, and is expected to remain open all season long.
The experience includes a four-story twig tree house, swinging bridges, a spider’s web and a full-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point – 42 feet in the air. The Wild Walk’s elevated path takes visitors up a winding trail of bridges and platforms from ground level to the treetops of the Adirondack forest.
During Winter Wild Walk, visitors can enjoy views of snow-capped Adirondack Mountains, a snowball throwing range, snowball toss game, snowman making kits and multiple wintry photo opportunities. Wild Walk includes 32 bird feeders in its Feeder Alley, the enclosed 60-foot-long bird observation zone, 27 tree towers and nine bridges. Each of these features provides opportunities to capture views of winter animals in their natural habitat.
The Wild Center is offering a slew of winter programming in addition to Wild Walk. Also new this year, visitors are able to experience the age-old Adirondack tradition of ice fishing. At The Wild Center’s Ice Shanty, visitors can try their hand at ice fishing with provided equipment and learn more about the techniques used to catch fish in the winter. Visitors are also welcome to hit the trails surrounding the 115-acre campus with complimentary snowshoe rentals. When it’s time to warm up, cozy up next to a fire while learning about one of the Adirondacks’ favorite winter treats, maple syrup.
Winter Wild Walk is open Fridays through Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm and is included in The Wild Center admission. Accessibility is limited and not guaranteed. Visitors should dress for the weather as it may be slippery and cold on Winter Wild Walk. The Wild Center will be open every day during February Break, February 14-23, 2020 with winter programming, including live animal encounters, warm winter beverages and wintertime watercolor projects.
Photo of Wild Center’s Wild Walk in Winter provided.