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.




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.



Third Saturday of Every Month Volunteer Project – February 20, Meet at the Dogwood Bread Company to help us prepare some sites for bridge building.  Click HERE for more information.

CATS Interpretive Hikes.  A great way to enjoy the outdoors!  Join us for one or more of the upcoming hikes.

  • February 27, 2016 – Introduction To Snowshoeing.  Led by Pok-O-MacCready instructor on the Wadhams Heights Trail.
  • March 19, 2016 – Design your Dream Trail.  Led by teacher/artist Erin Hall at her Studio in Westport.  For children ages 5 to 9.

Click HERE for more information and to register for the above Interpretive Hikes.

Click HERE to hear Brian Mann, NPR’s Adirondack Bureau Chief, describe his late fall hike.  You can see the trail’s subtle beauty too.  You’ll find the trail on Route 9N, about 4.5 miles south of Westport.

Check out one of our “VIRTUAL HIKES.”  (With special thanks to CATS summer interns James Gilmore for filming and Theo Bakewell for editing, and to Taylor Haskins for composing and performing the music.) 

 Penfield Pond Trail
     Wildway Overlook Trail

Consider a Business Opportunities in New York’s Champlain Valley.

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

If you would like to sign up to be a CATS 2016 BUSINESS SPONSOR, please click HERE.  (Please sign up before April 4, 2016 to be sure you will included in all printed material.)

Contact Information:
6482 Mail Street, PO Box 193
Westport, NY  12993
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