Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a trail opening hike on the new Spirit Sanctuary Trail in Essex, NY, on Saturday, November 27th at 10 am. [Read more…] about Champlain Area Trails to Open Spirit Sanctuary Trail
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Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a Grand Opening Celebration for the Essex Quarry Nature Preserve on Saturday, September 18th. [Read more…] about Essex Quarry Nature Preserve Grand Opening Set For Sept 18th
The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial 2021 Auto Tour events are set for July 31st, August 6th-7th, August 14th, August 21st. The tour commemorates and celebrates the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and recognizes and demonstrates the many ways women fought for the right to vote prior to 1920. [Read more…] about Champlain Valley Suffrage Auto Tours Set
The Northern Pathways Challenge celebrates trails in Clinton County, the northern part of the Champlain Valley. It goes along with the first Northern Champlain Valley Trail Map that CATS recently published. [Read more…] about Clinton County ‘Northern Pathways Challenge’ Launched
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has been begun hosting a series of hikes with Operations & Communications Manager, Emily Segada, with a goal of exploring every single CATS trail. [Read more…] about Champlain Area Trails Hosting “Hike with Emily” Events
The Grand Challenge is a 14-mile long community hike and fundraising event that goes from hamlet to hamlet, combining CATS trails and scenic back roads.
Hikers can choose one of three routes based on what they are comfortable with. [Read more…] about Champlain Area Trails Extends 2020 Grand Challenge Hike
This year’s Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Grand Challenge – where people can hike any or all three of the “challenge trail loops” and get a limited-edition commemorative patch – is now underway. [Read more…] about Champlain Trails Grand Challenge Underway
Long Pond Conservancy (LPC), working under the umbrella of Champlain Area Trails (CATS), has purchased a portion of the western shore of Long Pond in Willsboro, Essex County, NY.
The 48-acre parcel on the western shore of Long Pond was originally part of a 212-acre tract owned by the 1812 Homestead Living History Museum. In 2013, the museum board decided to sell a portion of their land to establish an endowment for the museum. Those needs shifted when an arsonist burned down most of their principal buildings in 2016, including the original farmhouse that was built around 1812.