December Snow at the VIC.  Photo courtesy of D. Kirche.  Used by permission.

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Winter Series Snowshoe Bird Walks
8 and 22 January and 5 and 19 February 2013

Mountain Lake PBS: Birding the Adirondacks at the Paul Smiths VIC

Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister from 9:00 to 11:00 AM for a morning snowshoe bird walk in search of the hearty birds that call the Adirondacks their home. Participants will look for winter finches, woodpeckers, jays, chickadees, and more, on the VIC's extensive wooded trail system. Participants are asked to bring binoculars and snowshoes, and to dress appropriately. The walks will end with hot cocoa or coffee in the VIC building. Snowshoe rentals available. Please register by calling the VIC 327-6241. Cost: $10.00 for VIC Season Pass Holders, $20.00 for others (includes a day pass)

Trip Reports from the 2012 Fall Series Bird Walks


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.