Hiking the Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Centers (VIC) Trails

Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center Hike

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Visitor Interpretive Centers (VIC) in Newcomb, New York

Car Camping at Lake Harris Campground

It was raining off and on the first day of my three day Car Camping at Lake Harris Campgrounds with my sons, so we spent most of the day hiking the approximately 3.6 miles of interpretive trails on the 236-acre property of the Newcomb VIC, located along the shoreline of Rich Lake and Rich Lake outlet, not too far a drive from the Lake Harris State Campground.

The trails are mostly flat and very kid friendly. The trails consist of a mix of compacted dirt and gravel, and boardwalks winding through habitats of lake shore, wetlands, old growth forest, and mixed northern forest.

The Newcomb VIC was created in 1990 by the NYS Adirondack Park Agency and now operated by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

There is also an Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Centers at Paul Smiths, located on approximately 2,700 acres near Paul Smiths College, offering about 6.0 miles of interpretive trails and 8 miles of back country trails.

Newcomb VIC Map:

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry www.esf.edu
Newcomb VIC
PO Box 101
5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
Phone: (518) 582-2000
Fax: (518) 582-2067

Visitor Interpretive Centers (VIC) in Newcomb, New York

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