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“Nice trails (easy for kids) around lake and ranger programs”

Adirondack Interpretive Center
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Newcomb
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) offers outstanding learning opportunities in the heart of the Adirondack Park-New York's unique natural, cultural and recreational resource. Managed by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the AIC serves thousands of visitors, local residents and program participants each year. Relax in our lobby with views of the surrounding forest and enjoy the birds at our feeders. Speak with a staff naturalist. Explore trails through lakeshore, river, forest and wetland ecosystems. Arrange to bring your group for a customized educational program. Trails open every day, dawn to dusk. Center open Wednesday-Monday, 10am-5pm from Memorial Day thru Sunday before Labor Day. Center open Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm from Labor Day thru Sunday before Memorial Day. Additional hours available for special events and groups.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Nice trails (easy for kids) around lake and ranger programs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We listened to a presentation on black bears (information) and kids enjoyed breaking into the bear containers. We explored the trails around the complex. Very well maintained trails around the lake. Easy to use with jogging strollers and there are longer hikes available.

And yes, we had the place to ourselves. There is not a lot to see via the exhibits so visit when there is a program. But the trails were nice.

Visited August 2013
Thank EJoe
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Get out and walk the trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

The center itself has some good information about the local wildlife and vegetation, but the best thing to do is get out and walk one of the trails. There are loops and you can do some that are quite short or some longer walks. We walked Little Sucker Brook trail and really enjoyed it, although it was tricky on the wood bridges for some with a bad knee as they were quite slick. But the brook was beautiful and the trail easy. We saw flowers and mushrooms and enjoyed seeing the river that we would canoe the next day.

Visited July 2013
Thank pamelac639
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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100 attraction reviews
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“Expected More”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

We visited on the 4th & had the place to ourselves. The guides were friendly & the place offers some information on birds, mammals, & plants in the area. But after 15 minutes there wasn't much to do except leave. To be fair, the grounds feature a number of trails which might be worthwhile, but it started to rain & we didn't want to walk in the rain. It is free, but don't make a major trip to get there.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Calhu
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