Events & Hikes



Thursday 22: Adirondack Birds and Wildflowers, CATS board member, Malinda Chapman and her husband Glen will give a talk titled, “Adirondack Birds and Wildflowers” at the Ticonderoga Campus of North Country Community College for its free summer lecture series (7:30 p.m.). Glen takes fabulous photos and they both have incredible knowledge of the outdoors so it will be an enjoyable and entertaining evening.

Sunday 25: High Point Trail Opening. (1 p.m.) Willsboro.  About two miles long, the High Point Trail has two loops which wind through deep forest, along rock walls, and past several ephemeral (seasonal) ponds and wetlands that provide habitat for a variety of amphibians, including the bright orange juvenile newts called “efts.” It features the highest point on Willsboro Point which isn’t a mountain—it’s simply the top of small rise on the fairly level peninsula surrounded by Lake Champlain.

Directions from the junction of Route 22 and Farrell Road in Willsboro: Go north on Farrell Road for 2 miles where it meets Point Road. Turn left and go about 1.4 miles to the High Point Trailhead, which is also 0.6 mile north of Frisbie Road.


Saturday 1: Oak, Hickory, & Hop Hornbeam create our most biologically diverse natural community. Guided by John Davis (9 a.m.)

Saturday 8: Trail Improvement Project at Poke-O-Moonshine. (9:30 a.m.) Email David at for details.

Tuesday 11: Terrestrial Invasive Plant Identification & Survey Training, Congregational Church of Willsboro, (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). To register, contact Emily Pomeroy, (518) 576-2082, ext.120 or,

Friday 28-Sunday 30: Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial

 The weekend of July 28-30, 2017 will see the celebration of the Centennial (1917-2017) of the restored Poke-O-Moonshine fire tower and the 20th Anniversary (1997-2017) of The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, which has worked to restore the fire tower and trails on the mountain, and to educate the hiking public about the human and natural history of the Adirondack region. Please go to for details and to rsvp for the events.

Friday 28: Poke-O Fire Tower History Slide Show and Silent Art Auction at Adirondack Architectural Heritage, (7:30 p.m.) Keeseville

Sunday 30: Poke-O-Moonshine Celebration! Hike to the fire tower and meet on the summit at 1 p.m. Have your lunch, sing with the Wannabees, and tour the tower. Gather at the campground at 3 p.m. for cake and short speeches, then party at the Ausable Brewing Co. from 4:30-7:30, with a silent art auction and food by Mace Chasm Farm, music by local bands Ploughman’s Lunch, Alice’s Fault and the Wannabees.

Sunday 30: Guided History Tour Across Lake Champlain Bridge. Views, tours of historic sites, and 9,000 years of history! Led by Crown Point Historic Site. (1-4 p.m.)


Wednesday 2: Trail Improvement Project at Poke-O-Moonshine (9:30 a.m.). Email David at for details.

Saturday 19: Fossil Hike. Renowned Professor Emeritus Nancy Budd explains the geology, biology, and ancient ecosystem of the Champlain Valley. (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Crown Point Historic Site

Sunday 27: Hemlock Hill Trail Opening. (1 p.m.)

Make a difference! Join our trail project every 2nd Saturday

Check back soon: the CATS’ Outreach Committee is continually working to bring you interesting and fun workshops and nature hikes.