April 18, 2015 – Coot Hill – Big Hollow Bird Walk and Hawk Watch
Some people call it “Coot Hill.” Others call it “Big Hollow.” I guess it depends if you are looking up or looking down. On Saturday morning, April 18, you’ll be looking out when you join Ticonderoga Naturalists Glen and Malinda Chapman to search for Osprey, Red-Tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers, Kestrels and other raptors while enjoying one of the most fabulous views in the Champlain Valley! Meet at the CATS Trailhead at the cemetery at the end of Lang Rd. in Moriah. Click here for more information and to register.
Directions to Coot Hill: From Route 22/9N on the south side of Port Henry, take Edgemont Road about 2 miles to where it T’s into South Moriah Road. Turn left and go about one mile to Lang Road. Turn left and follow it about 1¼ mile to the cemetery which is on the right. Lang Road can be fairly rough.
April 25, 2015 – Wildflowers of the Champlain Valley
Outdoor Guide Elizabeth Lee will lead a morning hike, geared for children, and an afternoon hike, for adults, on a CATS Trail (TBD) to explore the early array of special wildflowers along woodland trails and meadow edges. You will see the native spring species and compare their habitat requirements. Hand lens and cameras are encouraged! Click here for more information and to register.
May 9, 2015 – The Grand Inn to Inn Hike
Join the 14-mile Grand Hike on CATS trails and scenic back roads from Westport and Essex. You can hike a shorter route by starting at one of the four oases. Just plan to get to the Essex Inn at 4:00 for the Block Party with music, drinks, restorative yoga and chair massage provided by Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, and more. Shuttles can take you from Essex to Westport in the morning and after the hike. Click here for more information and to register.
CATS Executive Director