The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks

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The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks

The Northern Forest Room
A recently renovated exhibit room at the AIC

With an official ribbon cutting on Memorial Day weekend, the AIC's new Northern Forest Room shares the natural and cultural history of the Northern Forest and Adirondack regions. With interactive displays, beautiful images and a bird feeding station, visitors can delve into what makes this area so special. Stop by the AIC and see if for yourself!

The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) offers outstanding learning opportunities in the heart of the Adirondack Park – New York’s unique natural, cultural and recreational resource. Managed by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forest (ESF), the AIC serves thousands of visitors, local residents and program participants each year. The AIC is part of SUNY-ESF’s Newcomb Campus and is managed by the Campus’s outreach program, the Northern Forest Institute.

Visit the AIC as you explore the Adirondacks:

  • Relax in our lobby with views of the surrounding forest and enjoy the birds at our feeders.
  • Speak with a staff naturalist.
  • Explore trails through lakeshore, river, forest and wetland ecosystems
  • Participate in one of our public programs to discover the cultural and natural history of the Northern Forest

Educational Programs & Facilities

The AIC offers public programs, events, speaker series, courses and other activities throughout the year to the public as well as school groups. AIC programs provide individuals and groups with opportunities to learn directly from ESF faculty and staff members and guest experts.

ESF's extensive Adirondack facilities provide sites for classes, meetings, conferences and multi-day residential programs.


Most AIC facilities and programs are wheelchair accessible. Contact us for details.

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AIC Hours

  • Trails
    open every day, dawn to dusk
  • Center building
    • Memorial Day – Sunday before Labor Day
      Every day, 10am-4pm
    • Labor Day – Sunday before Memorial Day
      Friday - Sunday, 10am-4pm
    • Additional hours available for special events and groups

Contact the AIC

5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852

Essex Chain Camping Photo credit: ęCarl Heilman II, provided courtesy of The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter


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