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The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks

A Day in the Snow - A Homeschool Program at the AIC!
January 20th, 10am - 3pm

SUNY-ESF’s Northern Forest Institute is excited to begin hosting hands-on educational programs for children in the homeschooling community, with its first Homeschool Day on January 20th at the AIC!

The program will introduce children to winter wildlife and the ways in which they survive our intense Adirondack winters. Families from across the region are invited to join us for the day, whether that is the entire program (10am – 3pm) or a select few portions of the day. The program is open to students of all ages and grade levels, and can serve as a supplement to science curricula.

For more information, visit our programs page.

Holiday Hours

The AIC will be closed Tuesday December 23rd, 2014 through Friday, January 2nd, 2015 for the holidays. Trails will remain open every day, dawn to dusk.

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 Park—New 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.

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AIC Hours

  • Trails
    open every day, dawn to dusk
  • Center building
    • Labor Day to Memorial Day - Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm
    • Memorial Day to Labor Day - Every day, 9am - 5pm

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

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive | Syracuse, NY 13210 | 315-470-6500
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