Looking for adventure while earning your degree? Situated on 14,000 acres, Paul Smith’s College is your hub for learning and outdoor recreation. Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park and near two-time Winter Olympic host Lake Placid, you can enjoy hiking, kayaking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, and much more – all while gaining hands-on experience for a meaningful career. On campus you will find 25+ miles of Nordic trails, a biathlon range, an athletic complex, an indoor climbing wall, and an outdoor crag. With master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs ranging from natural science and outdoor recreation to business and hospitality, PSC offers proven academics in an unparalleled setting.


  • 25+ Miles of Trails at the VIC
  • 25+ Varsity Athletic Teams
  • Custom Outdoor Guide Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor/Outdoor Climbing
  • Intramural Sports