Birds of the Adirondacks: Great Blue Heron on Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC

Explore the Adirondack Mountains:
Afternoon Nature Walks

Exploring the Adirondack Mountains: Ring-necked Duck on Heron Marsh; Heron Marsh in summer: Rose Pogonia on Barnum Bog Ring-necked Duck on Heron Marsh; Heron Marsh; Rose Pogonia on Barnum Bog

During the summer of 2014, the VIC is offering a naturalist-led interpretive walk at 1:00 PM every afternoon, starting 21 June and continuing through Labor Day. Participants meet in the VIC building at 1:00 PM for an hour-long walk exploring different aspects of nature in the Adirondack Park. Participating in nature walks is not just an excellent opportunity to learn more about nature and hone your skills as a naturalist. It's also a great way to show your support for continued interpretive programming activities at the VIC.  Walks are underwritten by Friends of the VIC. Free for Friends of the VIC. $10 for nonmembers.

Reports from previous nature walks are provided below:


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.