Mice and vole tracks in the snow. Photo courtesy of Brian McAllister.  Used by permission.

Exploring Nature in the Adirondack Mountains:
Interpretive Snowshoe Walks
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
5 January through 12 March 2016, 10:00 AM through noon

White-tailed Deer. Photo courtesy of Brian McAllister.  Used by permission.Mammals of the Adirondack Park: White-tailed Deer

Come to the VIC to get outside for fresh air and exercise and learn a little about nature and cultural history on the way. Diane Minutilli, former US Forest Service Interpretive Naturalist, will work with Paul Smith’s College students to offer a variety of natural and cultural history walks designed to get you outside this winter.  All walks are open to the general public.

Tracks in the snow at the VICThe walks start at 10:00 AM and end around noon. Participants meet in the VIC building. The cost is $20 per person for each interpretive walk and includes your trail pass.  Season Pass Holders pay $15; Friends of the VIC with a Season Ski Pass pay $10 per session.

Please pre-register by 5:00 PM the day before. Trail walks will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through March 12 weather permitting.  Call us for family and group rates.

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.