Have you heard of the Grand Hike on Champlain Area Trails? This 14-mile trek was inaugurated last year, and on May 9, 2015 the event will occur for the second time! Participants will hike from Westport to Essex along back roads and on CATS trails, and at the finish they will celebrate with a block party at the Essex Inn (4-7 PM). Go to the CATS website to learn more details and to register if you want to hike.
A lot of planning and many volunteers are needed to ensure that the event runs smoothly. CATS is in the final planning stages of this year’s event and they are looking for a few more volunteers.
Who is needed?
- Parking attendants to direct traffic at the Westport fairgrounds in the morning. This task should last about two hours, and volunteers can still participate in the Grand Hike if they desire as their work will be finished by the official start time.
- Volunteers to manage the tables at one of the oases (aka rest areas with food, water, maps, etc.) along the hike’s route. These volunteers will not be able to hike, so if you want to take part but aren’t able to physically make the trek, then this would be a great way to mingle with the hikers and support the event!
If interested, please contact Katharine Preston to discuss details at 518.963.8966.