Wildcenter: Adirondack Wild Fest
On July 4th, 2006 they celebrated the opening of the new Wildcenter: Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in the Adirondack Mountains at Tupper Lake in New York state.
A variety of fun activities were planned-Hear live Music by Richie Havens who played at the 1st Woodstock Festival, 3 Fox drive (Blue grass), and Martin Sexton. Also, hear reggae music played by Pangaea.
Walk an indoor trail, which goes from an Adirondack lean-to to a replica of a high peak summit. Experience a presentation of beautiful panoramic pictures of the Adirondacks with an original score.Watch a ceremonial stocking of two area ponds. As Stephanie Ratcliffe of the museum stated,” bringing life to the ponds while bringing life to the museum”. See tree plantings done with the assistance of Chief Jake Swamp, Chief of the Mohawk Nation.
Experience an indoor wetland connected to a marsh outside.You’ll see fish from the deep lakes in the region. Also, you’ll see live birds, otters, and amphibians. There are interactive exhibits for example; you will be able to pick up a rock in the stream to see what’s underneath it. See an indoor waterfall and a glacial waterfall.
Since they expect a good number of people at the opening they will limit tours of the museum to 1-hour segments. A restaurant and a shop are available.
Stay over night in the area and then visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake. These museums compliment each other, Per Ms. Ratcliff,“ While the Wildcenter focuses on the natural systems, The Adirondack Museum focuses on the cultural and historical aspects of the region.
To learn more about the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, check out their Website : Wildcenter