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Programs & ActivitiesAdirondack Interpretive Center

Learn about the programs at the AIC and ESF's Newcomb Campus.

The AIC is your one-stop source for outstanding learning experiences in the central Adirondacks!

We offer some great opportunities to supplement your Adirondack experience:

  • Huntington Lecture Series
    Join us Thursday nights in July and August for presentations that range in topic from ecology to history to philosophy.
  • Artist in Residence Program
    ...designed to enrich the experiences of Adirondack Park residents and visitors and to demonstrate our commitment to conversations and programs that bridge science and the arts.
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AIC Events Calendar

All AIC events are supported by ESF’s Northern Forest Institute (NFI) unless otherwise noted.

September
22

Sunday

Mushrooms and More

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events | Take a leisurely stroll on the Rich Lake trail with our naturalist intern. Lilly will identify some of the common types of mushrooms to be found along the trails. We won't be able to identify everything we see but you will be amazed at the variety of species ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


September
28

Saturday

Fall Foliage Walk

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events | Our naturalist intern will lead you on an easy walk along the AIC trails to look at the lovely and varied fall foliage. You will learn about the reason for the season and why the leaves change color in autumn. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


October
6

Sunday

Oh Deer: White-tails in the Adirondacks

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events | White-tailed deer have proven themselves extremely adaptable to life in a variety of habitats. Learn about the biology of deer as we walk along the Sucker Brook trail. We will talk about their physical adaptations, behavior, and winter survival strategies. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


October
12

Saturday

Rich Lake Guideboat Excursion

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events | We will teach you all you need to know to row one of our four historic guideboats across Rich Lake. As you glide across the water, enjoy the fading fall foliage while you learn about the history of guideboats in the region. Halfway through the morning there ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


October
20

Sunday

Logging History of the Rich Lake Area

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events | In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Rich Lake was part of the log drive system of the Hudson River that moved logs to the mill at Glens Falls and beyond to New York City. We will visit artifacts from the river driving days and the ruins of the Rich Lake dam on ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


October
27

Sunday

Fur Coats and Food Storage: How Adirondack Mammals Prepare for Winter

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events | Fifty-four species of mammal live in the Adirondacks and each has a unique way of preparing for and surviving the rigors of winter. On this guided walk you will learn about the different behaviors and physical adaptions that animals use during the coldest season. ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000

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Contact the AIC

5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
518-582-2000
aic@esf.edu

NFI Outreach

Educational programming and nature-based outreach led by the Northern Forest Institute (NFI) includes, but is not limited to, public events at the AIC.

Visit NFI's website for more information on their programs, projects and initiatives, including:

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