The AIC on Facebookvisit and "like" our page!
The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks
Essex Chain of Lakes Campsite Reservations
The AIC is partnering with the NYS DEC in administering the permiting system for the campsites in the new Essex Chain of Lakes Tract.
Syracuse Reception for AIC's Artist-in-Residence
It was so wonderful having Frances Gaffney as our first ever Artist-in-Residence this summer!
Throughout the summer, Frances led public art demonstrations and workshops as well as completing her 10-piece art series Feeling is the Prayer.
To showcase her work this summer, there will be a reception for Frances at Moon Library on SUNY-ESF's main Syracuse campus October 8th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. Her art will continue to be on display through October.
Coming Soon: Northern Forest Room
We are excited to announce the renovation of the AIC's exhibit room! The new exhibit will include three-dimensional and interactive displays on the natural and cultural history of the Northern Forest and Adirondack Park.
The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) offers outstanding learning opportunities in the heart of the Adirondack ParkNew York's unique natural, cultural and recreational resource. Managed by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the AIC serves thousands of visitors, local residents and program participants each year.
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.
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.
open every day, dawn to dusk
- Center building
open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm
Contact the AIC
5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
Formerly known as the Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center and administered by the Adirondack Park Agency, the AIC is now a branch of SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute.
Essex Chain Camping Photo credit: ęCarl Heilman II, provided courtesy of The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter