Explore the Great Outdoors and More
Reap the Rewards of a PSC Retreat
Paul Smith’s College is home to 14,000+ acres of the Adirondack park. Our modern campus sits on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, within close proximity to popular destinations such as scenic Saranac Lake and the Olympic region heritage of Lake Placid. Above all, PSC is a living lab for environmental studies groups, with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and a knowledgeable staff to assist in all areas of group programming.
Paul Smith’s College is conveniently located near Saranac Lake and Lake Placid for popular entertainment, shopping, and dining options. The college is also an easy drive to and from Montreal, Canada.
When you host your retreat at Paul Smith’s College, your group will enjoy the opportunity to unplug from the noise of to-do lists and tempting distractions. Instead, you’ll reconnect with what’s truly important. Nature-based experiences, hikes, paddling trips, and more all await – adding to a truly unique ADK experience.
Top 8 Reasons to Host at PSC
Reason #1: Remarkable Setting
Paul Smith’s College has over 14,000 acres of Adirondack land to explore. Whether you’re interested in hiking, walking, paddling, or simply sitting back and taking it all in, your group will relish in the beauty of your surroundings.
Reason #2: Several Available Amenities
When you host a group outing at Paul Smith’s College, all amenities are just steps from the residence hall on our lakeside campus. Gathering spaces, dining halls, presentation spaces, recreation facilities, custom programs, and more are all available for your use and enjoyment.
Reason #3: Endless Opportunity for Exploration
Your group will ultimately decide on the activities to enjoy during your stay at Paul Smith’s College. Some of our many exploration opportunities include guided walks and paddles, a challenge course and rock wall, an 18-hole disc golf course, canoes, kayaks, skis, and snowshoes for use, sawmill demonstrations, culinary workshops, and guided wilderness excursions.
Reason #4: Rich Adirondack Heritage
Anyone with ties to the Adirondacks can tell you, the mountains are full of rich history waiting to be uncovered. Groups can enjoy learning about said heritage while making their own lasting memories at Paul Smith’s College.
Reason #5: Experts On-Hand for Meaningful Programming
At Paul Smith’s College, our mission is “To educate, research and advocate on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people that inhabit it.” Our expert faculty can be on-hand for your group throughout the duration of your outing to ensure your questions are answered and needs are met.
Reason #6: Wide Variety of Wilderness Activities
Whether you decide to stick together with guided tours or set out to blaze your own trails – each group outing is custom catered to your specific needs and wants. Some of our most popular wilderness activities are naturalist walks and paddles, primitive skills workshops, and guided wilderness excursions.
Reason #7: Centrally Located for Additional Entertainment
Paul Smith’s College is centrally located near popular Adirondack destinations such as Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Shuttles are also available from PSC on the weekends to take your group to nearby Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid for both day trips and evening outings.
Reason #8: Unique Opportunities to Reconnect with Nature
Unplug from the noise of to-do lists and tempting distractions and reconnect with the world around you. Enjoy the great outdoors. Listen to the sound of loons on the lake. Dirty your hands and quiet your spirit. Group outings at Paul Smith’s College allow you to shift your focus to what truly matters.
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Paul Smith’s College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970