The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks
- January 1st - Memorial Day
Friday - Sunday, 10am-4pm
- Memorial Day - Labor Day
- September and October
Friday, Sturday Sunday, 10am-4pm
Closed Monday - Thursday
- Closed November and December
- Additional hours available for special events and groups
Trails open daily from dawn to dusk
The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) is part of SUNY ESF's Newcomb Campus and serves thousands of visitors, local residents and program participants each year, offering outstanding learning opportunities in the heart of the Adirondack Park – New York’s unique natural, cultural and recreational resource.
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 a public program to discover the cultural and natural history of the Northern Forest
- Visit our amazing new exhibit space - The Northern Forest Room
Our Amazing Exhibit Space
The Northern Forest Room shares the natural and cultural history of the Northern Forest and Adirondacks through interactive displays, beautiful images and a bird feeding station.
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.
Essex Chain Camping Photo credit: ęCarl Heilman II, provided courtesy of The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter