Hikes & Events


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 7. Birding at Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area Hike. Port Kent, 8:00 AM – about noon. Please join Champlain Area Trails’ newest team member, Derek Rogers, for a fun morning of birding at Wickham Marsh. Aside from working as CATS Development Director, Derek is a voting member of the New York State Avian Records Committee and volunteers as a regional data quality reviewer in the Adirondacks for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird Program. He is passionate about birds and looks forward to spending the morning with you and exploring some of the unique winter bird life at this popular wildlife management area. To ensure participants get the full experience, we are capping this outing at 20 people. Stay tuned for registration info.

JANUARY

Friday, January 10. Full Moon Hike on Viall’s Crossing. In cooperation with John Brown Lives! Time TBD.

Saturday, January 25. Snowshoe Mammal Tracking with Elizabeth Lee. Meet at 9:30 am at the Observers’ trailhead. Be ready for 2-3 hours in the cold, following and identifying mammal tracks in the snow. In cooperation with Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine. The Observers’ trailhead parking area is one mile south of the Poke-O-Moonshine campground on Route 9 in Lewis.

FEBRUARY

Saturday,February 8. Backcountry Ski Exploration. Meet at 9:30 am at the Observers’ trailhead to explore woods and roads west of Poke-O-Moonshine. David Thomas-Train will lead this trip for skiers with at least intermediate skills to manage some steep, narrow terrain. Challenging 3-4 hours.  In cooperation with Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine. Call or text David Thomas-Train at(802) 989-6134 for details and to sign up. The Observers’ trailhead parking area is one mile south of the Poke-O-Moonshine campground on Route 9 in Lewis.