@theVIC Tuesday, April 29, through Monday, May 5

Friends of the VIC

Help support the Paul Smith's College VIC by joining the Friends of the VIC. Membership is available at a range of levels, starting with a $45 annual contribution. 

New Hours

The VIC will be closed on Mondays until Memorial Day. We're open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the week, and the trails are open dawn 'til dusk, free of charge. 

Sunday, May 4 – Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk

Join Brian McAllister of the Adirondack Birding Center from 9-11 a.m. and search for early migrant and resident birds. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC and free for Warblers. Please call (518) 327-6241 to register. 

Saturday, May 10 – Barking Up the Right Tree

Can you identify Adirondack trees by their leaves? By their bark? Join VIC naturalist Michelle Berrus on a walk from 10 a.m. to noon and gain a new understanding of bark ecology and identification. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC. Call (518) 327-6241 to register. 

Saturday, May 24 – Jenkins Mountain Scramble 

Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Jenkins Mountain Scramble. We're featuring a 13.1-mile wilderness run for $50, a 10K for $40, a 5K run/walk for $15 and a kids 1K for $5. Prices increase after Friday, May 16. The first 50 people who register on ultrasignup.comare guaranteed a t-shirt.  All proceeds from the race will be used to support the VIC.  

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8 – The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
Save the date for the 12th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration. The event will feature and all-day birding trip across the Adirondacks on Friday, a Saturday and Sunday morning field trip to boreal birding hots spots, a keynote lecture and afternoon workshops. Stop in now, and enter to win this year's Birding Celebration hand-made loon wall hanging.

Adopt a Sugar Maple

Support the development of maple sugaring at the VIC by adopting a tree for $50. We'll do the tapping, and you'll be investing in the education of an intern and the equipment to take care of your tree. You'll also get a quart of maple syrup from the tree when it's ready. (Shipping not included) Adoption papers are available at the VIC front desk. Makes a great gift! You can also adopt by mail: Just send a check for $50 (plus $15 for shipping for 1-2 quarts). Make checks payable to the PSCVIC: Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.   

Purchase Some VIC Maple Syrup

We still have a limited supply of VIC handcrafted, wood-fired syrup available. Pint, $10; quart, $18; and half-gallon, $30 (plus shipping). 

New Moon Art Show: Adirondack Moons and Waters

Photographer Rob Marrone and his son, artist Dan Marrone, will exhibit their works in the Great Room Art Gallery until Tuesday, May 27. The show will include scenic framed and mounted photos and some works of local lakes painted on birch bark. Free admission. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC. Win the "mystery photo" if you can identify where it was taken! 


Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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