Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wild Center

You would think that in 9,375 square miles of (primarily) wilderness in the Adirondack Park, there would certainly be room for, but not a need for 2 major world-class museums. But two it is.

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake has been around for many years and is primarily focused on history. It is an impressive collection of buildings, each presenting an aspect of the park.

And the newer museum is a forty-five minute drive away in Tupper Lake.  The Wild Center is dedicated to natural sciences. It is equally impressive, with indoor exhibits as well as outdoor activities including the Wild Walk, an elevated trail across the treetops. Pictured above is the main entrance lobby that features a pond view. What is unique is the pond is almost level with the window sills allowing a near eye-level view of the waterfowl and turtles as they swim about.

Both museums are highly recommended.

View of the Adirondack High Peaks from the tree-tops.


  1. I've been enjoying your pictures from the Adirondacks. I spent a few summers working at a scout camp located near Fort Ann, NY and spent a few of my days off exploring the area and also visiting the Adirondack Museum. Your pictures bring back some fond memories.

  2. Really like your Adirondack landscape photo. Makes me want to explore and see the Museums. Thanks for your comment on my Mushroom Soup study. Yes, it has been done, but I still liked the patterns.