Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 17, 2017
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A walk in Adirondack Park

New York's elevated trail of bridges

Hikers can now get a bird’s eye view of Adirondack Park in upsate New York — and they can do it from inside a giant bald eagle’s nest. Wild Walk opened in the park in July and it takes visitors up an elevated trail of bridges to the treetops of the 2.5-million-hectare forest, two hours south of Montreal. There’s a people-sized eagle’s nest at the trail’s highest point from which visitors can take in the park’s lofty white pines. The tallest pine is 49 metres; four of its neighbours are taller than the Statue of Liberty. The 4645-metre-long trail also includes a huge spider’s web that visitors can hang around in and a four-storey twig tree house. Twenty-seven steel “tree” towers support the trail, which was designed by Charles "Chip" Reay. Reay worked on the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, NY when he was with the Charles Eames studio and also on the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Adults US$20; kids 5 to 17 US$13. tel: (518) 359-7800; wildcenter.org/wildwalk.

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