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.


Take the Moriah Challenge!

The view from the Cheney Mountain Trail.

On June 3, 2017 the Moriah Chamber of Commerce will celebrate National Trails Day by hosting hikes on four of our local CATS trails. The hikes officially kick off at 10 a.m., but the public is welcome to join us any time throughout the day.

The four trails are Belfry Mountain Trail, Big Hollow/Coot Hill Trail, Cheney Mountain Trail, and Crowfoot Pond Trail.

And, anyone who successfully completes the challenge receives a commemorative embroidered patch  to celebrate the accomplishment!

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 A Grand Time at the Grand Hike

Happy hikers at the 2017 Grand Hike!

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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.

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

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Contact Information:
6482 Mail Street, PO Box 193

Westport, NY  12993
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