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The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks
May 25 is a Big Day...
AIC Building Set to Reopen!
After a long closure resulting from a water main break, our center will open again to the public on Saturday, May 25.
2nd Annual Loons and Log Day!
- Loons and Log Day Schedule (PDF)
- BUY or SPONSOR a loon! (all proceeds support ESF Adirondack programs)
- Hear about the loon race on NCPR's "The 8 O'Clock Hour" (segment begins at 25:18 into the program)
Join us Saturday, May 25, to kick-off our second summer running the AIC with a full day of activities, and culminating with our world's only "loon drive."
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 (may be closed occasionally - call to confirm)
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.