A wonderful Owl Prowl


It was a magical night for the Owl Prowl as people of all ages came out in the snow to join Gregg VanDeusen as he led a moonlit hike on the Black Kettle Farm Trail.
We learned about the owls found in our area, their habits and calls, and then about the rods and cones in human and animals’ eyes and how they affect seeing in the dark.  Gregg posed some fascinating tests of our own eyes and other senses in the dark.
After the hike, Gregg shared “hands-on” objects, like bird skulls and talons, in the barn at the Lakeside School. The cold air was invigorating and the hike was terrific. “Enchanting, “cool,” “fun” were just some of the comments we heard.
Thanks to all who came out!


New items for sale in the CATS office

We now have tee shirts and a fabulous new book by John Davis, as well as framed copies of the “Hike the Lake” poster by Aaron Woolf for sale.  All are available in the CATS office in Westport and we can ship them to you. Any questions, just give us a call at (518) 962-2287 or email info@champlainareatrails.com.

CATS Tee Shirts 

Designed to wick away perspiration and “breathe.”

Available in Women’s Small, Medium and Large, and Men’s Medium, Large and Extra Large.  $18




Split Rock Wildway
Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor

John Davis’s new book is a rambling look at the wildlife thriving in the wooded hills and adjacent waterways linking Lake Champlain with the High Peaks. A great read! 
Paperback, 160 pages, $15



Hike the Lake poster.   

This fabulous poster celebrates Champlain Area Trails in bold beautiful graphics. Designed by Aaron Wolfe.
Available framed for $75 and unframed for $30.00







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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6482 Main Street, PO Box 193

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