Native Habitats

The Adirondacks have many different habitat types, including Northern Hardwoods (60% of the Park!), mixed forests, boreal forest, alpine, and open water/wetlands (including bogs, fens, swamps, and marshes). At the VIC, we have every one of these habitat types except for the alpine zone! Within 0.5mi from our facility, you can access each of these unique ecosystems.

BOREAL FORESTS

MARSHES

PEATLAND BOGS

NORTHERN HARDWOODS

SWAMPS