Explore Adirondack Park in Upstate New York like you’ve never done before - amongst the treetops. The park’s new Wild Walk gives visitors a bird's eye view of the lush national park, on a series of bridges and observation decks nearly 40 feet above the forest floor. Designed by Charles P Reay, Wild Walk is part of The Wild Center, a nature reserve within Adirondack Park that fosters awareness of nature and wildlife in the area.
Rising above the tree tops, Wild Walk is a series of wooden bridges and pre-rusted steel tubes, which encourages visitors to explore the forest from a new vantage point. With comparisons to the High Line project in New York City, Reay’s Wild Walk offers new perspective and new enjoyment of a popular visitor destination.
As visitors meander around the elevated walkways, they are met with pointed steel towers, which make the Wild Walk feel like a fantastical tree fort. Rusted Cor-ten steel mimics the colors of the surrounding tree trunks, while the varying sized platforms evoke the feeling of climbing the trees themselves.
Aside from exploring the forest, Wild Walk also doubles as an adventure path. Suspension bridges lead visitors in and out of a hollowed out old tree trunk, while other paths lead to play areas- like a giant spider-web inspired rope platform that lets guests relax and view the forest below. To complete the experience, the course includes a four storey tree house and bald eagle’s nest for visitors to explore.