Looking for a fun, easy way to explore the Adirondacks? The Wild Center in Tupper Lake highlights some of the Adirondacks’ best features in an experience that’s fun for both kids and adults.
Before you even enter the main museum building you can explore miles of easy hiking trails. Follow the educational signs to learn about some of the plants and animals you’ll encounter on your trek. On a sunny day it’s easy to spend a long time hiking the trails and enjoying the stunning view!
Walk through the living roof with a docent, who will explain the museum’s eco friendly mission. Be sure to catch one of the animal experiences in the lobby every morning and afternoon, where you can meet a local animal and learn about how it lives in the Adirondacks.
There are lots of different animals living at the Wild Center, including turtles, fish, and birds. The river otter habitat is a great opportunity to see otters in their (almost) natural habitat. Check out otter enrichment in the afternoons! They’re so fun and cute!
The museum also has a small auditorium which screens relevant educational films. You might catch one about monarch butterflies, turtles, or local fish.
While the museum isn’t large, it’s easy to spend 3-4 hours exploring, and you’ll walk away knowing more about the Adirondacks! Kids will love all the animals, and it’s informative enough to keep people of all ages entertained.