This week CATS is pleased to have hikers and retirees from across the country volunteering their time, expertise, and energy to help keep our most popular hiking trail, Wildway Overlook Trail, in good shape. The group is focusing on preventing potential erosion problems by putting in ‘water bars’ to divert flowing water off the trail.
This program is sponsored by the American Hiking Society, a national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, enables volunteers to visit new places, meet other outdoor enthusiasts, and improve hiking conditions for others. The volunteers are staying at Camp Pok-O-MacCready in Willsboro and enjoying local food grown at Full and By Farm. A big “thank you” to the group for all their help.
Upcoming Events & Projects
- Bark: Get to Know your Trees – Join Michael Wojtech, naturalist, and author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast, at the Whallonsburg Grange on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a “field class” to hone your perceptive abilities and learn ways to identify tree species by their bark.
- Thrall Dam Park Trail Project Sat. Oct 18 – Join us for the second project at Thrall Dam Park in Lewis to create a multi-use trail for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Meet at the Lewis Town Hall at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll work until noon.
Get outside, take a hike, and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage!
- CATS Trail Project & Mushroom Foraging (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)