Hikes & Events


Please note that new events and outdoor education activities, as well as important updates, are frequently added to this listing so check back regularly. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date. For more information on specific trails and/or maps, click here.


Saturday, January 26,  Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine and CATS, Mammal Tracking with Elizabeth Lee. Meet at 9:30 am at the Observers’ Trailhead. (1 mi. south of the Campground on Rte. 9).  Be ready to spend 3-4 hours in the cold , following and identifying  mammal tracks in the snow. Free and open to the all.


Saturday, February 2:  Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine and CATS, Back Country Ski Exploration. Meet at the Observers’ trailhead at 9:30 to explore roads west of Poke-O. This will be a ski trip for those with at least intermediate skills to manage steep, narrow terrain. Arduous, 3-4 hours. Call or text David Thomas-Train, at 802-989-6134, for details.

Saturday, February 2,  Groundhog Day Snowshoe/Ski/Hike, 9:30 a.m. Join us on an outing to see if the groundhog sees its shadow as we snowshoe, ski, or hike on the Field & Forest, Wadhams Overlook, Long Valley, and Art Farm Trails.

Depending on the snow, the relatively easy hike will be 3-6 miles. It will begin and end at Dogwood Bread Company in Wadhams. Cost is $5/person. Register here.

Saturday, February 16, Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike the Sophie’s Lair Trail in Willsboro, 2:00 p.m. 

There are 3-7 miles of easy trails on mostly level terrain through a variety of forest communities. Meet at the Florence Hathaway Park on Rt. 22 in Willsboro. You’ll ski or hike through this town-owned nature park to access Sophie’s Lair Trail which has a long loop trail with subtle hills and enjoyable glides. The hike is planned for participants to get drinks and dinner either at Turtle Island Café in Willsboro or Essex Inn in Essex. Cost is $5/person. Register at CATS website.


Saturday, March 16,  Snowshoe, Hike, or Ski the Trails at Blueberry Hills in Elizabethtown, 2:30 p.m.

There are miles of trails to explore and we’ll have a route that will likely include a fabulous view of Elizabethtown. The hike will be easy/moderate depending on the conditions; for skiers there could be some challenging hills. We’ll judge the weather and snow conditions to determine what type of outing it will be.

Meet at the trailhead on Lords Road, ¼ mile north of Rt 9N on the west side of Elizabethtown. The hike is planned for participants to get drinks and dinner at Deer’s Head Inn in Elizabethtown. Cost is $5/person. Register at CATS website.