Have you ever gone on a hike in the skies? An incredible treetop park located just two to three hours away from Kingston will give Ontarians the opportunity to do just that.
The Wild Center is a not-for-profit organization that aims to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks, a natural wilderness region in upstate New York. The Center, which is based out of Tupper Lake, NY, covers a total of 115 acres and provides scientific exhibits, experiences and programs designed to bring people closer with nature.
Their coolest new features is called the Wild Walk, an elevated trail that cuts through the Adirondack forest treetops. Standing over 30 feet above ground level, the park is made up of interconnecting boardwalks, suspensions bridges, cargo nets and viewing platforms.
Wild Walk was designed to "transform the way we see into the natural world." Throughout the park are a set of notable sites, including a four-storey twig tree house, swinging bridges, a massive spider web, and a full-sized bald eagle's nest at the park's highest point.
There are also interactive stations throughout the park, and special events held by The Wild Center staff on certain days. An on-site waterside cafe allows visitors to take a short break for food and refreshments before getting back out to explore some more.
Admission to the park is $20 per adult, but you may be interested in buying a two-day ticket, which gives you access you to the entire 115-acre complex. Enjoy the Wild Walk, as well as other attractions like the Hall of the Adirondacks, stand-up paddleboard excursions and canoe trips down the Raquette River.
For more information, visit the Wild Centre website.