Saturday we were invited to visit Tupper Lake Wild Center with some friends. We had been wanting to visit for a while, but the two hour drive as a day trip seemed a little daunting when we weren't sure how age appropriate the activities would be. Since our friends have a one and three year old and were visiting for the third time this season, we figured it had to be pretty fun for the toddler/preschooler age group and were excited to finally go!
Sadly, the weather looked pretty awful for the day, but it turned out to be okay- at least for the morning, which worked out perfectly, as we did the Wild Walk first, had a picnic lunch and then spent the afternoon in the museum.
MiniM.E.'s favorite part of the Wild Walk was the giant spider web. LittleL.G. wasn't so sure...
Later, LittleL.G. said that this swing was her favorite part of the whole day:
I liked the giant eagle's nest with beautiful views of the mountains and foliage.
In the afternoon there was lots of rain, but there was plenty to explore in the museum from otters to glaciers to the earth... there was even a nature painting area that both girls got really involved in.
MiniM.E. could have spent days there. LittleL.G. was done after a couple hours but she napped while we took a walk outside during a break in the rain and perked up enough that we stayed until it closed!
Definitely another place to add to our list of yearly trips!