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August 19, 2012

Affording wilderness access

Adirondack Interpretive Center still growing for recreational use

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“No one makes rubber loons. We actually commissioned the world’s first rubber bathtub loons. They are for sale,” he said, laughing.

Expansion at the Newcomb center requires resources.

“We are talking with the Department of Environmental Conservation about opportunities to create greater linkages with trails between resources in Newcomb — Camp Santanoni and Goodnow Mountain with its historic fire tower,” Hai said of the future.

“We are looking to reclaim an old trail on the eastern edge of the mountain. The college has a working forest on the northern edge, and we’re hoping to put in an interpretive trail there that explains what a ‘working forest’ is.”

The college hopes to add a boathouse to allow guided public access to Rich Lake. 

“We are looking to renovate the interior lodge room in the next six to 18 months, and we’re also expanding our classroom,” Hai added.

Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com 

TO LEARN MORE

Visit the following websites for more information about upcoming events at the Adirondack interpretive centers:

Newcomb Adirondack Interpretive Center

www.esf.edu/aic

Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center

www.adirondackvic.org/index.html

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