A new nature preserve in Essex, New York, is getting ready to welcome visitors. The 35 acres of land is home to 1.5 miles of trails surrounding a rock quarry. You may even find a fossil or two in the limestone. The land was purchased by Champlain Area Trails. The nonprofit … [Read more...] about New Nature Preserve Ready to Open in Essex, New York (WCAX)
CATS (Champlain Area Trails)
Champlain Area Trails creates and maintains free cross-country hiking/skiing/snowshoeing trails in the Champlain Valley of New York State's Adirondack Park. Rapidly approaching its goal of a 30-mile trail loop between Westport and Essex, New York, Champlain Area Trails pass through a rich tapestry of preserved wildlife habitats, pastoral farmland, historic villages, and scenic woodlands. The following posts featured or mentioned CATS (Champlain Area Trails). Enjoy!
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has extended its 2020 Grand Challenge to December 31st, 2020. Participants can register on the CATS website. Hike one of three challenge routes described on the CATS website, and earn a limited-edition commemorative patch. Hikers can choose one of … [Read more...] about Champlain Area Trails Extends 2020 Grand Challenge Hike
The Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Grand Challenge began on September 21. People can hike any or all three of the “challenge trail loops” and get a limited-edition commemorative patch. There is even a picture frame on each trail where people can memorialize their hike by posing and … [Read more...] about The 2020 CATS Grand Challenge Has Begun
When Champlain Area Trails (CATS) postponed and then canceled its 2020 Grand Hike because of COVID-19, it lost not only a popular hike that drew people of all ages from far and wide but a significant fundraising activity for the organization. “We were disappointed, of course, … [Read more...] about Champlain Area Trails Announces the 2020 CATS Grand Challenge
Long Pond Conservancy (LPC), working under the umbrella of Champlain Area Trails (CATS), has purchased a significant portion of the scenic western shore of Long Pond in Willsboro. “Having Long Pond’s western shore ‘Forever Wild’ is a huge win,” said LPC’s President Frank White. … [Read more...] about Important Western Shoreline of Long Pond Preserved