National Parks / Natural World
The Wild Center Tupper Lake
Where are we going today?
Let's get WILD in New York State's great outdoors! Are you ready? We're talking about The Wild Center, which is 81 acres of outdoor adventure for the whole family, and the perfect way to fill an entire day (or two) for those nature loving families.
The Wild Center is perfect for kids of all ages, and parents, who love hands-on fun, adventure, and even animals! Let's start with the newest feature - the Wild Walk! This is a super fun elevated trail across the treetops, where you can get an incredible birds eye view of the surrounding Adirondack forest.
During this walk, kids can also learn about the wildlife that live in the forest, and what it means to survive. Did you know only 1 in every 100 eggs makes it? Imagine how strong that one needs to be to survive from weather, predators and hunger!
Wild Walk is where you can ascend, foot by foot, towards a point of view that you rarely get to see. You can leave the comfort of the familiar ground, and pretend just for a day you are a majestic bird in the treetops!
There are so many great experiences at Wild Center. Kids can even climb into a HUGE bald eagles nest to see what it would be like!
When you want to move indoors, there are even more hours of things to see and do in the museum. There are exhibits that will give kids a deeper understanding of fish, turtles, plants and other creatures in the region. They are only some of the animals in the Wild Center too! There are over 900 LIVE Adirondack creatures, from ravens, to snakes, and even otters where kids can enjoy getting face to face with these cuties!
We haven't even started telling you about the canoe trips on the Raquette River yet! So much nature and adventure to enjoy at Wild Center - so let's all walk on the wild side!
How much does it cost?
- Children$13 (Ages 5-17)
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
10am to at least 5pm, Friday to Sunday only during winter and spring.
End of May to End of October
They have have programs geared for Pre-K through Grade 12, and offer LIVE animal encounters to youth, school, and adult groups..
The Waterside Cafe is the place to fill up those rumbling tummies! They have full lunch service, and offer a great selection.
Any Top Tips?
Take comfortable walking shoes, bottled water, and a camera!.
Need a little extra help?
Many provisions made for those with special requirements, including manual wheelchairs and walkers available, and universal design for main building and exhibit hall. They also have an accessible loop trail..
Strollers are available for a loan free of charge, and there is an accessible loop trail.
Can I get one of those?
The Wild Supply Co. is filled with great gifts, merchandise and other fun items that you can pick up to remind you of your time at Wild Center.
The tickets are good for two consecutive days!.
What people are saying?
by Joe Scott
This is nature and tourism together at its best. It's a zoo, museum, nature canter with animals, hands on displays, food, and without a doubt, fun for ALL ages. We make camping trips up here just to go here.
I suggest to go to here if you have any chance!!!
by Irene Wilson
We loved it . Loved the otters don't miss feeding time. Staff very friendly and helpful.
by coty rulison
best place ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! live animals and every thing
by Aaron Keet
by oZ rodriguez