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 seeking a well-organized, positive individual for full-time position as operations & development manager in its Westport office. Responsibilities include maintaining financial records and donor databases; fundraising support; grant research, writing, and administration; writing press releases; and updating website and social media. Requirements include excellent communication skills, attention to detail, financial experience, and good working knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Office Suite, and Word Press. Send resume to info@champlainareatrails.com or CATS, PO Box 193, Westport, NY 12993.  (Click HERE for details)


CATS is requesting proposals from naturalists, scientists, educators, and knowledgeable people to present a program or series of Outdoor Education programs relevant to the Champlain Valley.  Please click HERE for more information and to submit a proposal.

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.


Thanks to the Press Republican for publishing this article on how “trade lands” can benefit ALL!

SECOND SATURDAY TRAIL PROJECTANOTHER NEW TRAIL – Mark your calendar for the next CATS Trail Project on March 11, 2017.  Look for the big yellow “Trail Work” sign at the Triple Green Jade Farm on Mountain View Drive in Willsboro (about 1 mile southwest of the NYCO plant). Meet Bill Amadon and others at 9:00 a.m. to begin work on this new trail. When complete, the trail will follow a 1-mile loop through open farm fields and along the Boquet River. Call (518-962-2287) or EMAIL if you plan to attend. We could use your help!

Saturday, March 4.  Cross Country Skiing with CATS and Pok-O-MacCready.  Join Pok-O-MacCready’s Zack Floss at 12:00 noon for an afternoon of cross country skiing on and around the new Carver Road CATS Trail.  Click HERE for details.



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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Contact Information:
6482 Mail Street, PO Box 193

Westport, NY  12993
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