Soaking up the summer in New York City is always a tricky proposition. While something like the High Line might offer a gorgeous running route above-ground filled with luscious foliage, it's still -- well -- clear that you're in the middle of a city. We've found an escape that offers a similar experience, but sets it outside the city, just an easygoing, Upstate NY drive outside of it, in fact.
The Wild Center of Tupper Lake, NY, is a park nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, filled with genuinely fun attractions, and sits on top of a 30-foot walkway that puts you smack dab in the middle of the treetops. It's got a giant spider web trampoline that sits above the trees, overlooks where you can spot eagles and other wildlife, and bridges and trails that can take you through giant, hollowed-out trees. It's basically your old backyard treehouse on steroids.