Travel mag: Wild Walk is a top global attraction

TUPPER LAKE – The Wild Center nature museum garnered international attention this month after Conde Naste Traveler named it one of the world’s 30 best places to visit this summer.

The popular travel magazine focused on the Wild Walk attraction the museum opened last year.

“Wild Walk in Tupper Lake is like the High Line of the forest – and the next best thing to being an Ewok,” the article states. “It’s an elevated network of bridges and platforms that cuts through the treetops and connects to a four-story twig tree house and a kid-size spider’s web.”

The magazine claims an estimated readership of more than 3 million.

Leading up to this big publicity score, the Wild Walk has also received numerous mentions in online blogs, newspapers and radio programs.

It took a combined eight years of planning and construction to erect the Wild Walk on the nature trails adjacent to the Wild Center’s museum building. Some features include a life-sized bald eagle’s nest, microphones to listen to birds in birdhouses and viewfinders to scope out nearby mountains.

The attraction opened Memorial Day weekend for its second season. On busy days this summer, you’ll likely find the museum’s parking lot filled with license plates from around the country and the wooden pathways of the Wild Walk teeming with foot traffic. Tracey Legat, communications manager at the Wild Center, said attendance numbers have “already increased significantly compared to last year.”