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 a land trust working to save the Valley’s natural features, farmland, clean water and scenic vistas.



Family Owl Prowl.  On Sunday, December 21st, CATS will be hosting an early evening hike starting at 4:30 p.m. on the Bobcat Trail through the moonlit meadow in search of the owls that make the Champlain Valley their home in the winter. (Sorry….This Owl Prowl is now full.  Stay tuned for future Owl Prowls.)

Moonlight Hike.  Saturday, January 3, 2015 CATS will be hosting a Moonlight Hike up Blueberry Hill in Elizabethtown.  Afterwards, we will meet at the Halfway House on Rt. 9 in Elizabethtown for dinner and/or drinks.  Click HERE for details.

It’s hunting season.  Want to know what trails are open and what trails are closed?  And, what trails are “safe” trails (posted “No Hunting”) during hunting season?  Click here……

CATS thanks the following sponsors of our Celebrate Champlain Area Trails Event on National Trails Day, 2014

Adirondack Council
Chez Lin & Ray’s Restaurant, Essex
Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast, Essex
The Galley Restaurant & Westport Marina, Westport
Tom Stransky – Northwestern Mutual Life, Disability, LTC
The Westport Hotel & Tavern, Westport