Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is developing a new hiking/skiing trail that will be an important link in the system of trails connecting Westport to Essex, NY. The new trail will be named “Farm and Forest Trail.” CATS invites volunteers to help create the trail on the afternoon of Saturday, February 16.
“This trail will link Wadhams to the Bobcat Trail as it passes through fields and forests and over part of Phinney Hill,” said Chris Maron, Executive Director of CATS. “Our plans are to have it continue into Whallonsburg and be an important part of the trail we’re creating to connect Westport to Essex. This trail will be an important part of the network of trails we’re making here in the Champlain Valley.” (The Valley News)
CATS welcomes people of all ages to come out to clear the trail. Volunteers are free to stay until the end or help out for just part of the project. Participants will cut tree limbs and saplings, remove fallen logs, and clear brush so people can enjoy hiking on the trail.
Date: February 16
Time: 12:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Meeting Place: Dogwood Bread Company, Wadhams, NY
Bring: Please bring gloves, loppers, and hand saws. CATS will also provide tools.
For more details, call (518) 962-2287 or email email@example.com.
Check the CATS website for ongoing trail projects!