Adirondack Interpretive Center
Newcomb, Essex Co.
Explore boreal forest and wetland habitats in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Trails on the surrounding preserve take you through old-growth hemlock, spruce and northern hardwoods, as well as near lake, river, stream, and wetland environments. More than 100 species of birds have been sighted around the interpretive center, as well as from the shore on Rich Lake.
Wildlife to Watch
- Common loon, mallard, black duck, and great blue heron
- Bald eagle, golden eagle and osprey
- Owls, woodpeckers and turkeys
- White-tailed deer
- Red fox
- Pine marten
Where to Watch
- A mile-long forested peninsula on Rich Lake
- Scenic overlooks, boardwalks and bridges
- Restored fire tower on Goodnow Mountain
- 3 mile hike to the top of Goodnow Mountain
- 3.6 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing
This site has many accessible features. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
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Address: 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852
Website: Adirondack Interpretive Center (This link leaves the DEC website)
Photo Credits: Jim Clayton, Barbara Northrup, Jim Clayton