The Essex Quarry Nature Preserve Opened on June 26th!

CATS is pleased to share that Essex Quarry Nature Preserve officially opened on June 26th. The kiosk is in place, the interim plaque acknowledging donors is up (meaning there is still time to be a “Limestone” or “Bluestone” donor), the trails are now marked with the different colored trail markers, and everything is open for you to enjoy!

Park at the preserve (1/2 mile south of Essex’s main street with the blinking light) or better yet, park across from the ferry and walk through Essex to see quarry stones in many of the houses and buildings! We’ll have a grand opening celebration after we get the interpretive signs and other features in place.

Announcing: The Northern Pathways Challenge!

We are thrilled to announce a new, exciting patch challenge – the CATS Northern Pathways Challenge!

What is it and how do I participate?
Great question! Hike three of the five following Clinton County trails that we are featuring in this challenge. They include Mud Pond Road/Old Military Road Trail (Peru, moderate-difficult), Ausable Marsh Trail (Peru, easy), Lyon Mountain Trail (Lyon Mountain, difficult), Little Ausable Trail (Peru, easy), and Point au Roche’s Long Point Trail (Beekmantown, easy).
By completing three of the five hikes, you have successfully participated in the CATS Northern Pathways Challenge! 

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