Please join CATS’ Second Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Walk the entire 14 mile route from the Westport Hotel to the Essex Inn on Champlain Area Trails and scenic roads, or take a shorter route by starting at any of the oases along the way and just walk part of the way. Plan to arrive at the Essex Inn around 4:00 p.m. to enjoy the block party celebration featuring live music, restorative yoga, chair massage, and more. The oases will have tasty snacks, water, and porta-potties.
Everyone is welcome for the hike and the party. Suggested donation to register for the hike is $5. Visit The Grand Inn to Inn Hike page of the CATS website for more information, to download a map of the hike, to register for the hike, and to enjoy some of the photos from last year’s hike!
Here’s the Schedule
- 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Check-in and Registration. (Local restaurants and markets will be open if you’d like to come early and start with breakfast or pick up something for lunch along the way.)
- 11:00 – 12:00 noon – Begin Hiking!
- 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Block Party in the Essex Inn Courtyard.
If you would prefer not to walk the entire 14 miles, below are the suggested start times at the various oases to ensure you arrive in Essex in time to enjoy the Block Party.
- Oasis 1 – 12:30 p.m.
- Oasis 2 – 1:15 p.m.
- Oasis 3 – 2:45 p.m.
- Oasis 3a – 2:30 p.m.
- Oasis 4 – 3:15 p.m.
You can park at the Essex Ferry parking area and take a shuttle to Westport or park in Westport and take a shuttle back to your car from the Essex Inn. If you plan to hike part of the Grand Hike or are bringing a dog, please make your own transportation arrangements.
Shuttle times are:
- Essex Ferry parking area to Westport – 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.
- Essex Inn to Westport – 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you on May 9!
CATS Executive Director
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