Snow-covered trees near the Paul Smiths VIC entrance (28 December 2012).  Photo courtesy of J. Van Putten.  Used by permission.

Paul Smith's College VIC Hours

Paul Smiths VIC Building (12 December 2014).  Photo by D. Kirche. Used by permission.The VIC building is open every day, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, during ski season. Closed on Christmas Day.

The Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) Building is open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM, from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The VIC will be closed Mondays, starting 12 October through 7 December. The VIC is closed for Thanksgiving Break, from close of business Friday, 20 November, to start of business Tuesday, 1 December. The VIC Building is also closed on Christmas Day, 25 December 2015. Beginning 1 November, the front gates will open at 8:00 AM and close at 6:00 PM.

Shingle Mill Falls at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Photo courtesy of From Empty Hands blog.  Used by permission. Shingle Mill Falls in Winter.
Photo courtesy of From Empty Hands blog. Used by permission.

The VIC trails are open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

During the winter months when there is snow cover, the trails are groomed and open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skate skiing, and skijoring for a fee. Day passes and season trail passes may be purchased. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available at the VIC building for rental. Trail pass holders are eligible for discounts for weekend events and programs at the VIC.




Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.