Friday, May 4, 2018

Featured Trails: Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb

AIC Trails in NewcombThe Adirondack Interpretive Center features 3.6 miles of interpretive trails on its 236-acre property, along the shoreline of Rich Lake and Rich Lake outlet. Trailheads are located at the AIC building and are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Trail Descriptions

R.W. Sage Jr. Memorial Trail: This 1.1-mile loop starts from the Sucker Brook Trail after it crosses the Rich Lake Outlet. Enjoy an easy walk along the shoreline of Belden Lake through a mixed forest of coniferous and deciduous trees. Make sure to stop at the two overlooks along the lake for a photo opportunity, wildlife viewing or a serene break away from society. The loop ends at the Little Sucker Brook bridge on the Sucker Brook Trail. (YELLOW markers)

Rich Lake Trail: This 0.6-mile trail is a terrific warm-up with great views of Rich Lake and Goodnow Mountain. This short trek gives you a glimpse of what the other trails have to offer. (RED markers) Easy access.

Peninsula Trail: This 0.9-mile loop starts from the Rich Lake Trail, continuing farther up the peninsula with excellent views of Rich Lake. There are lots of ups and downs as you travel through old-growth hemlocks. (GREEN markers)

Sucker Brook Trail: This 1.0-mile trail leaves the building to the north and runs along the outlet to Rich Lake. You will be walking parallel to the same route the logs took during the Hudson River log-driving days. This is a wonderful trail to see wildlife. (BLUE markers)

Trail Location: 5922 State Rt. 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.

A trail map can be found here.

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