Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center

Barnum Brook trail at the Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center near High Peaks Resort

The Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC) is a nature center located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. The VIC offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Adirondack Park. The center is open year-round and offers a variety of educational programs and activities for visitors of all ages.

One of the main attractions at the VIC is the extensive trail network that winds through the surrounding forests, wetlands, and meadows. The trails are well-marked and range from easy to moderate difficulty, making them accessible to hikers of all skill levels. Along the way, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, as well as observe a wide variety of flora and fauna, including beavers, otters, and a variety of bird species.

The VIC offers a variety of educational programming that is designed to help visitors deepen their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Programs range from guided hikes and nature walks to workshops on topics such as bird identification, wildlife tracking, and plant identification. The center also offers a variety of youth programs, including summer camps and school field trips. These programs are led by experienced naturalists and educators who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of nature with others. Overall, the Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the natural beauty and ecological diversity of the Adirondack Park.

8023 New York 30 12970 Paul Smiths United States

Monday09:00 - 17:00

Tuesday09:00 - 17:00

Wednesday09:00 - 17:00

Thursday09:00 - 17:00

Friday09:00 - 17:00

Saturday09:00 - 17:00

Sunday09:00 - 17:00