Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center -- View from the Boreal Life Trail

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Nature Walk
25 June 2011

Rainy Day at the Paul Smiths College VIC

The grand reopening of the Paul Smith's College VIC included a nature walk starting at 9 PM on 25 June. Our outing began with a trip through the Barnum Brook Trail, followed by a walk to the board walk on the Boreal Life Trail. The day was rainy, but we had an hour or so of relatively dry weather at the beginning of our walk, when we could hear the birds.

We heard and/or saw sixteen species of birds:

Adirondack Wildflowers:  Pitcher Plant blooming on Barnum BogWe also identified a large number of plants and wildflowers, including:


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.