Adirondack’s Resilient Species – A Nature Walk with Rich Hanlon

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Do you think you have what it takes to survive in the Adirondack Mountains? High elevation, frigid winters, a short growing season, and thin nutrient-poor soil make this one of the most adverse environments in the eastern United States. Walk the trails with Nature Guide Rich Hanlon to observe Adirondack wildlife and hear stories about …

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$15
Recurring Event Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Looking for another way to enjoy the great outdoors this winter? Welcome the season, embrace romance and discover nostalgia and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Sleigh rides are much more than circling around a track, they’re fodder for vacation-defining moments and stories to share back home. Enjoy the majestic …

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$25.00

Music over the Marsh Jessie Elizabeth

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Enjoy FREE Live music in the Great Room of the Frank M. Hutchins Lodge at the VIC every Saturday January through March  (except for February 11th–Happy Carnival). and every week day during the World University Games (1/16-1/20) Take a break after skiing and enjoy some tunes from local and regional musicians.

FREE
Recurring Event Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Looking for another way to enjoy the great outdoors this winter? Welcome the season, embrace romance and discover nostalgia and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Sleigh rides are much more than circling around a track, they’re fodder for vacation-defining moments and stories to share back home. Enjoy the majestic …

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$25.00
Recurring Event Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Looking for another way to enjoy the great outdoors this winter? Welcome the season, embrace romance and discover nostalgia and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Sleigh rides are much more than circling around a track, they’re fodder for vacation-defining moments and stories to share back home. Enjoy the majestic …

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$25.00

Music over the Marsh – Steve Langdon

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Live music at the VIC every Saturday January 7th through March 25th (except for February 11th--Happy Carnival). Take a break after skiing and enjoy some tunes from local and regional musicians.

Free

Adirondack’s Resilient Species – A Nature Walk with Rich Hanlon

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Do you think you have what it takes to survive in the Adirondack Mountains? High elevation, frigid winters, a short growing season, and thin nutrient-poor soil make this one of the most adverse environments in the eastern United States. Walk the trails with Nature Guide Rich Hanlon to observe Adirondack wildlife and hear stories about …

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$15

Adirondack Aviation Archaeology

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

The Adirondacks have witnessed over 200 plane crashes in the last 100 years.  Following an introductory talk at the VIC, participants will be driven nearby to hike into a crash site with PSC VIC Director Scott van Laer to view wreckage and learn about aviation archaeology.  Wear sturdy shoes, come prepared for a short hike …

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$50

Medicinal Mushroom Workshop

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Local and common non-local medicinal mushrooms will be discussed and identified in this workshop. Harvesting, preparation and cultivation of mushrooms will also be discussed, including the methods to prepare tinctures. Participants will make and take home a double extraction mushroom tincture and an oyster mushroom kit to grow mushrooms at home. Bring lunch and a …

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$125

Adirondack’s Resilient Species – A Nature Walk with Rich Hanlon

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Do you think you have what it takes to survive in the Adirondack Mountains? High elevation, frigid winters, a short growing season, and thin nutrient-poor soil make this one of the most adverse environments in the eastern United States. Walk the trails with Nature Guide Rich Hanlon to observe Adirondack wildlife and hear stories about …

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$15

Carson Peters and Iron Mountain

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

CARSON PETERS started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone the fiddling and singing talents that God has so graciously blessed him with and …

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$25

Basic Land Navigation – Level I

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Who better to learn basic land navigation skills from than former Forest Rangers who’ve spent their careers in the backcountry of the Adirondacks? You will learn the basics of using a map and compass, including how to read topographic maps. By the end of the program, you’ll be putting these new skills to use for …

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$75.00

Old Growth Forest Tours – Doc Kudish Natural Forest – Big Tree Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Take a guided tour through the incredible Old Growth Forest located on the Paul Smith's College lands that was recently dedicated to and named after long time professor Michael "Doc" Kudish. The Doc Kudish Natural Forest is a 76-acre stand of hemlock-northern hardwood which includes some 30- to 40-inch diameter hemlock, yellow birch, and sugar …

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$25

Old Growth Forest Tours – Doc Kudish Natural Forest – Big Tree Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Take a guided tour through the incredible Old Growth Forest located on the Paul Smith's College lands that was recently dedicated to and named after long time professor Michael "Doc" Kudish. The Doc Kudish Natural Forest is a 76-acre stand of hemlock-northern hardwood which includes some 30- to 40-inch diameter hemlock, yellow birch, and sugar …

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$25

Learn to throw an Axe – Big Tree Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Big Tree Fest is a fun collection of programs, music, food and other events celebrating our Big Old Trees. Watch an axe throwing demonstration from the Paul Smith's College Woodsman's team and even give it a try yourself.

FREE

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration (GABC) – Birding Trips

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration (GABC) returns this coming June 2-4, 2023 for the 19th time. The 3 day event is designed to introduce birders of all ages and skill levels to the unique boreal bird species and habitats in the Adirondack Park.  The celebration features birding field trips to local Important Bird Areas (IBA’s), …

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Free – $125.00

Concert – Susquehanna String Band – Music over the Marsh

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

The Susquehanna String Band featuring Rick Bunting, Dan Duggan, and John Kirk is a unique band among today's musical groups. These accomplished solo artists combine their individual talent to perform traditional music from America and the British Isles.  

$15.00

Build an Adirondack Lean-to

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Join Paul Smith’s College Forestry Faculty Dave Simmons for a three day course on Adirondack Lean-to Construction. Dave will take you through the steps of planning, processing materials, and assembling a lean-to from start to finish. By the end of this hands-on course, attendees will have witnessed tree felling, and participated in log peeling, timber …

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$250

Basic Land Navigation – Level I

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Who better to learn basic land navigation skills from than former Forest Rangers who’ve spent their careers in the backcountry of the Adirondacks? You will learn the basics of using a map and compass, including how to read topographic maps. By the end of the program, you’ll be putting these new skills to use for …

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$75.00