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 Smiths VIC building is open every day, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM during the summer and during ski season. During the fall, until there is enough snow to start the ski season, the VIC building is closed on Mondays. The VIC building is also closed on Christmas Day, 25 December 2014. The VIC trails remain open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

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 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 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.