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Paul Smith's College VIC


The 3,000-acre Paul Smith's College VIC (Visitor Interpretive Center) offers a wide variety of free and fee-based arts, sports, and educational programs throughout the year, including bird walks and nature walks, trail runs, children's educational programs, art exhibits, concerts, lectures, workshops, and naturalist-led paddles. In the winter we are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. We offer both x-country trails and snowshoeing trails for a total of over 30km of maintained trails. All free for Kids under 6. The VIC also hosts the annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration on the first weekend in June. An adjacent Butterfly House features butterflies and moths in all stages of development. The VIC has also developed a maple sugaring operation and participates in the New York State Maple Producers Association's Maple Weekends during the spring sugaring season.


Things To Do

Food & Drink
  • Maple products:
  • Wildlife/Birding:
Winter Activities
  • # of Groomed Trails: 40
  • Equipment Rental:
  • Skiing (XC):
  • Snowshoeing:
  • Total # of Trails: 40
  • Trail Fee: $5 - $10
  • Winter Ski:
  • XC-Marked Trails (#): 40