Coming up on July 29!

The 35th Annual Willsboro Craft Fair

10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Point Road

CATS is fortunate this year to again have Sid Ward offer his gorgeous cutting boards for sale at the Fair—and donate the proceeds to CATS! We are grateful to Sid for his generosity.

You too can help support CATS at the Fair by volunteering to help Sid and booth-partner Bill Bardeen set up and take down on opposite ends of the day, and to help with sales support in the booth. Set up is 8:30-9:30, and tear down begins at 4:00. If you have a few hours, you can help CATS as well as enjoy the Fair yourself!

And you might consider picking up a cutting board (or two or three!) for yourself—they make lovely gifts and you help CATS in the process.

Please let us know at the CATS office if you can help with the booth: (518) 9622287 or beth@champlainareatrails.com. Thanks!


A note from our partners at the Long Pond Conservancy

We need your help!

We now have a signed “Option to Purchase” rather than simply a verbal commitment to purchase the 49-acre west-shore Long Pond property from the 1812 Homestead and protect it from the development that will likely happen if we aren’t successful.

And, in what would be a serendipitous arrangement, the funds that the 1812 Homestead receives from this transaction will go to rebuild the buildings destroyed in last year’s tragic fire.

So, your donation to the Long Pond Conservancy not only helps save important land but also supports a living history museum and its educational programs. That is a win/win!

Simply put, we need to raise $150,000 to make it happen. Click here for the details on the project and to see how you can help. And thanks!


In other CATS news….

Did you hear Brian Mann’s piece on the Coon Mountain Trail on North Country Public Radio? Listen here.

A recent article from the SUN TIMES:   How Everyone can Benefit from Trails

A special thank you to all our Sponsors!  Please support our local businesses.

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.


CATS is one of just a few hundred 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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