Paul Smith's College VIC Sugar Bush (30 March 2013). Photo by Tom Boothe.  Used by permission.

Maple Sugaring at the VIC:
Adopt a Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple at the Paul Smiths VICSugar Maple at the Paul Smiths VIC

Support the development of maple sugaring at the VIC by adopting a Sugar Maple tree for $50. We'll do the tapping, and you'll be investing in the education of an intern and the equipment to take loving care of the tree. The best part is you get a quart of maple syrup from “your tree” when it's ready! (Shipping not included.) Adoption papers are available at the VIC front desk. Makes a great gift! Read more about Maple Sugaring at the VIC.

Adopt-a-Maple Order Form (PDF)


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.