Mushrooms of the Adirondacks: Mushrooms on the Heron Marsh Trail (28 September 2014)

Explore the Adirondacks:
Mushroom Walks with Susan Hopkins
Selected Wednesdays and Sundays, starting 28 June 2015
2016 Mushroom Walks

Mushrooms of the Adirondacks: Hygrophorus nitidus on the Heron Marsh Trail (24 July 2013)Mushrooms of the Adirondacks: Hygrophorus nitidus on the Heron Marsh Trail (24 July 2013)

List of Mushrooms at the Paul Smiths VIC

Join mushroom expert Susan Hopkins for a casual walk in the woods to look at all mushrooms and fungi. We will discuss and identify poisonous and edible species and point out some of medicinal value too. This walk will take at least 2-2 ½ hours and be held rain or shine. All walks start at 10:00 AM. Bring a lunch if you want to stay longer after the foray. You can lunch on the picnic tables under the pavilions, while using books and reference materials provided by Susan for more study. $15 per person for Friends of the VIC. $20 for nonmembers.

Walk dates for 2015:

Mycologist Susan Hopkins, who lives in the Saranac Lake area, is a member of several professional organizations, including the North American Mycological Association and the Northeast Mycological Federation. She has been the featured guest speaker at numerous seminars, lectures, and workshops throughout the country.

Trip Report from the 8 August 2012 Mushroom Walk
Adirondack Fungi Fest (2-4 October 2015)


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.