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Adirondack Interpretive Center

Newcomb, Essex Co.

An arbor, moose and building at Newcomb VIC

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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

Where to Watch

  • A mile-long forested peninsula on Rich Lake
  • Scenic overlooks, boardwalks and bridges
  • Restored fire tower on Goodnow Mountain

Recreational Opportunities

  • 3 mile hike to the top of Goodnow Mountain
  • 3.6 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing

Accessible Features

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This site has many accessible features. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


236 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 518-582-2000

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