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Adirondack Interpretive Center
Programs and Activities

Adirondack Interpretive Center Events

5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY, United States, New York | 518-582-2000

Woodland Walks 

At the Adirondack Interpretive Center
Every Wednesday and Saturday through August 17th
Join us for a themed guided walk along our beautiful Rich Lake Trail every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 pm. The Rich Lake trail is an easy 0.7-mile loop that winds through various habitats, including a raised broadwalk through a cedar swamp, and offers views of the Goodnow Fire Tower.

For the love of Nature Workshops

The Language of Wonder Workshop

Sunday | July 28 | 11 AM
Nothing conveys possibility and wonder like the beings that grow in the forest. On July 28th, 2024, from 11 am to 12:45 pm, join poet and writer Susan Jefts to explore some poems and a bit of science celebrating the amazing lives of trees. We'll take a short walk on the Adirondack Interpretive Center trails through the woods near the lakeshore, where you'll be guided into what images, scents, and sounds carry energy and meaning for you. We'll use poetry and forest prompts as guides for writing our own expressions of wonder. No experience with poetry needed. Bring a pen and notebook.


an open notebook

Craftivism Workshop

Sunday | August 11 | 10 AM
Join us during Adirondack Water Week for an introduction and workshop developed from Wool and Water - a collaborative data art project of the Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute which uses fiber art to illustrate issues affecting our Adirondack waterways and to inspire their careful stewardship. We will learn about the project and ways to get involved, and we'll dive into an activity that gives you a taste for combining data and art. No experience necessary.


blue fabric

Lake Protector Workshop

Friday | August 16 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Since 2002, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program has trained hundreds of volunteers to learn how to identify, survey, and record data about aquatic invasive plants and animals impacting Adirondack lakes. It is a fun and easy way to protect Adirondack lakes! Volunteers can complete this 3-hour training, sign-up to monitor a lake, monitor the lake for 1-3 hours at least once between July and September, and report findings. Join us for this workshop to become a part of the Lake Protector Community.


water plants

Escape the Elements

Summer Screening Series

Need to escape from the heat or rain? Join us at the Adirondack Interpretive Center Sunday's at 1 pm and enjoy a one of our selected PBS Nature episodes! Feel free to bring a comfier camp chair as well as snacks and drinks (Non-alcoholic beverages only)!

July 7 - H is For Hawk

Helen Macdonald's best-selling book H Is for Hawk told the saga of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. Now she digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own.

July 14 - Woodpeckers The Hole Story

Get an intimate look what makes woodpeckers so special. Explore their unique abilities and intimate stories from around the world. Narrated by Paul Giamatti.

July 21 - Leave it to Beavers

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalist now regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and worldwide water shortages. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers can transform and revive landscapes. 

July 28 - Fox Tales

Discover the red fox, an intelligent and adaptable canid that is thriving in cities and pushing northward into the territory of its artic cousins.

August 4 - Season of the Osprey

A veteran pair of ospreys return home to a Connecticut saltmarsh. Over one summer they must battle their enemies, withstand the elements, and hunt hundreds of fish, all to raise the next generation of these consummate sea hawks.

August 11 - A Squirrel's Guide to Success

The squirrel family—from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs—is one of the most widespread on Earth. There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Discover the secrets to their success.

August 18 - Charlie and the Curious Otters

Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three, curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. Join Charlie as he uncovers the secrets to the otter's survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI.

Nature Journaling

with Artist in Residence Helena Williams

Fridays At 10 AM

July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9
Explore the walking trails around the AIC and learn about the connections between art and science while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Adirondacks. Nature journaling is a tool that combines recording observations—an essential part of all scientific fields—with creating fun and personalized artwork. It provides an opportunity to slow down, relax, and learn about the outdoors through a creative lens. All are welcome regardless of knowledge or skill level. This program will be guided by Artist in Residence Helena Williams, a wildlife illustrator and falconer from North Creek, New York.

Supplies needed include a journal/sketchbook/notebook and drawing/writing utensils. You may bring your own materials or for a small fee use those available at the AIC (limited supply). Registration requested but not required. To register email


cover of nature journal