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Champlain Area Trails


The Champlain Area Trails (CATS) systems offers a vast network of trails perfect for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers of all levels. Explore over 200 miles of easy-to-moderate paths maintained by the CATS organization. CATS Trail Map: Your Guide to Exploration Published biannually, the CATS Trail Map highlights a growing network of trails, including those created by CATS and existing pathways. Follow clear signage and blaze markings to discover lush forests, vibrant wildflower meadows, and breathtaking vistas. Witness panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks or admire the majestic beauty of Lake Champlain framed by Vermont's Green Mountains. Check their website for details on getting the CATS map! Connecting Communities Through Trails CATS is dedicated to fostering a connected region through its "Hike the Lake" initiative. This ongoing project has established over 34 trails, publicized 53 additional pathways, and protected over 875 acres of land. Imagine a 30-mile loop connecting Westport and Essex – this represents just a glimpse of CATS' ambitious vision. Their long-term goal is to extend the network to neighboring towns, ultimately creating a seamless connection to trails in the Adirondack Mountains, Vermont, and Quebec. Plan Your Next Adventure Pick up a CATS Trail Map on your next visit to the Adirondack Coast and embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure!