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
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!
When Champlain Area Trails (CATS) postponed its popular Grand Hike from early May until this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporters were disappointed, but understood. The Grand Hike, in its sixth year, has grown larger every year, attracting over 300 people to last … [Read more...] about CATS Supporters Create a Grand Challenge as Response to COVID-19 Quarantine
This Saturday would have been the Grand Hike—it’ll be strange not to be holding it on Mother’s Day weekend, but we’re going to stay focused on the fact that it’s postponed and NOT canceled. The new date is Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5. So, to remind us what fun we … [Read more...] about 2020 Grand Hike, Logan’s Back, and Mowing Volunteers Needed
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has purchased the 35-acre Essex Quarry property in the village of Essex, an historic and ecologically significant site located a half-mile south of the ferry landing. The acquisition is the first step in CATS’ creation of the Essex Quarry Nature … [Read more...] about Champlain Area Trails Purchases Essex Quarry to Create Nature Park
CATS and the local group John Brown Lives! will host a Full Moon Hike at the Viall’s Crossing Trail in Westport on Friday, February 7. The hike will begin at 6 p.m. This is the hike rescheduled from January, and since now it looks like we’ll have snow on the ground, it’ll be even … [Read more...] about Full Moon Hike on February 7 at Viall’s Crossing Trail in Westport