CHAMPLAIN AREA TRAILS’ MISSION is to create a network of hiking/skiing trails in New York’s Champlain Valley that link communities, connect people to nature, and promote economic vitality; and as an accredited land trust, to protect habitat, farmland, clean water, and scenic vistas.

Winter Hikers


Champlain Area Trails (CATS) offers trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, birding, and picnicking in the Champlain Valley of New York State’s Adirondack Park. We are also an accredited land trust working to save the Valley’s natural features, farmland, clean water and scenic vistas.


Third Saturday of the Month Project – Saturday, December 17….Come out and MAKE A TRAIL…NAME A TRAIL! Meet Bill Amadon at 9:00 a.m. at the Woods & Swale Trail parking lot to make a trail. We thank Tom Duca for having the trail on his property and working with us to protect the land with a conservation easement. We’ve marked the trail and now need a good NAME for it. So come on out and give us your ideas! Call (518-962-2287) or email to let us know if you plan to come!

Directions to the Trailhead:  From the corner of Sherman and Lakeshore Roads in Westport, go north on Sherman Rd about 3/4 mile to the Trailhead, which is on your right.



CATS is one of just 317 land trusts that has been awarded accreditation. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display this seal, indicating that they meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation that we are proud to display.


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Contact Information:
6482 Mail Street, PO Box 193

Westport, NY  12993
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