Adirondack BackCountry

Welcome to Paul Smith's, Class of 2018! We'd like to invite you to join us for this year's Adirondack BackCountry - because we all know the first thing you need to know about school is your ABC's! You'll sleep under the stars, share stories and songs around the campfire with some of your new classmates, and create a new, tight-knit community of friends. Join us!

For nearly 70 years, thousands of Paul Smith's College students have enjoyed their outdoor experience and education in the beautiful Adirondacks. Prior to beginning your education at Paul Smith's College, you have an opportunity to enjoy the hiking and canoeing that entices travelers to visit this region year after year.

Reserve your spot now. Space is limited!

You will join a total of up to 30 students, at varying levels of hiking and canoeing ability.

Your Adirondack BackCountry leaders, who are current students, faculty, and staff, are excited to take you out with a small group (6-8 freshmen and two leaders). We offer a variety of trip intensities over three days: 5-6 milehiking and canoeing trips at an easy pace, or more strenuous 8-12 mile hiking and canoeing adventures for those who are more experienced.

For more information, contact Kirsten Domas at (518) 327-6389 or  


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Paul Smiths, NY 12970

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