Presentations by students, researchers, and educators on topics related to the art and science of time, including the geological stories of local pebbles, envisioning deep time, and exploring the long history of aboriginal peoples in the Adirondacks.
A wide range of displays and activities by painters and other folk and visual artists from the North Country, focusing on the art and science of time.
Demonstrations by Paul Smith's College faculty and students of traditions from the deep and recent past, including stone-boiling as an ancient Adirondack cooking method, the preparation and use of locally harvested paleolithic-style pigments, and traditional fiddling.
Maple syrup and refreshments.
A 15-minute dance performance on the theme of time by Russian modern dancer Ekaterina Zharinova.
Screening of Chasing Ice – an award-winning documentary about the retreat of ice from the Arctic and how it was filmed by planting time-lapse cameras near vanishing glaciers to capture long-term change
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.
This unofficial site celebrates the beauty of the scenic trails at the Paul Smith's College VIC. It is designed to provide detailed material on the plants and wildlife visitors can observe along each of the VIC's fourteen trails.