Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center: Ferns in Fall

Paul Smith's College VIC Hours

The Paul Smith's College VIC Building (2 Sepember 2014)The Paul Smith's College VIC Building (2 September 2014)

During the summer months, the Paul Smiths VIC building is open every day, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Monday, 13 October, marks the start of our fall hours. The VIC building will be open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The building will be closed on Mondays until there is enough snow to ski. Trails remain open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

The trails are designed for day use only. Camping is not allowed. Fires are not allowed. Dogs are allowed, but they must be leashed. Fishing is allowed on Black and Long ponds only and only with non-live bait.

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 on 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.