You may be aware that Newcomb and other parts of the Adirondacks experienced severe flooding this past week.
The Adirondack Interpretive Center and trails, Goodnow Mountain Trail, and the Rich Lake boating access are closed until further notice.
The ESF Newcomb Campus has suffered major damages to the roads and trail systems, including the total loss of two bridges on the Sucker Brook trail. These bridges were the start and finish lines for the AIC’s annual Rubber Loon Race. For this reason, the Adirondack Interpretive Center is postponing the 2023 Rubber Loon Race indefinitely. The current priority is the safety of staff and the recovery of trails and property; but the show will go on. Organizers are currently drumming up ideas for a virtual event.
Donations made to the Rubber Loon Race are used to support educational programs at the AIC. Click here: https://www.esf.edu/aic/sponsor-a-loon.php
Stay tuned to the AIC Facebook page for more information on the reopening of the AIC and what’s happening on the campus.
Photo from Goodnow firetower by Melissa Hart