Yes! We have big plans for you in 2016. Please help us accomplish these goals by making your donation now!
- A conservation easement to protect 120.5 acres in Westport that you see from Coon Mountain. It’s scheduled to close early in the year using funds from the Open Space Institute’s Klipper Family Fund for the Champlain Valley.
- Assisting Eddy Foundation to purchase 6 acres to secure access to the Boquet Mountain Trail.
- Two lakefront properties; one in Essex and the other in Westport.
- A farm near Coon Mountain and Split Rock Wild Forest.
- A lakefront property at Long Pond being coordinated through our Long Pond Conservancy Program.
- Determining a 55-mile hamlet-to-hamlet route from Ticonderoga to Keeseville.
- The formal opening of Sophie’s Lair and Florence Hathaway Trails in Willsboro.
- Creating a New Trail in Westport that will be the first link in a trail from the Train Station to the trail connecting Westport and Essex.
- Open the High Point Trail so you can walk or ski to the highest point on Willsboro Point.
- Start the long-envisioned Boquet River Trail in Elizabethtown.
- Finally open the Essex Gateway Trail.
- A rail-to-trail project in Crown Point.
- Join our trail projects scheduled for the third Saturday of the month and other days.
We are working with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and others on a Fall Harvest Festival in September featuring autumn’s hamlet-to-hamlet hike.
Connecting people with nature!
- Our Winter Schedule features owl prowls, snowshoeing, animal tracking and designing your dream trail (for details, click HERE).
- We are working on the Spring and Summer Schedule. Check our events page often for updates!
All this happens because of you! Please make a donation now so you can walk through the woods on new CATS Trails and so people come here to enjoy the famous Champlain Valley Hamlet-to-Hamlet Hiking and Biking Trails.
CATS Executive Director
- Saturday Volunteer Project (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)