• Email : info@champlainareatrails.com
  • Phone : (518) 962-2287
  • Address : 6482 Main Street Westport, NY 12993

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) creates and maintains hiking and cross-country ski trails in New York's Champlain Valley that link communities, connect people with nature, and promote economic vitality. In its short history, CATS' has developed over 78 miles of trails for YOU to enjoy!  


You can help create and maintain trails by participating in our trail projects. Join our email list to stay updated on how to help by clicking here. 


*We are updating our website with new trails as they are developed! If you cannot find a trail route here, refer to the back of your CATS map for trail descriptions. Physical maps can be found in the kiosk outside our Westport office, or you can request them by clicking here!*​


Trail Alerts 

Field & Forest Trail: The trail has been reopened, but now follows a different route 3/4 of a mile in from the Lewis-Wadhams Road.  Heavy logging made it necessary to close off the old path through the pasture.  Instead, the trail takes a 1/3 mile detour up a hill and skirts most of the damage done by the logging.


West Valley Trail: Due to heavy rains back in December, a culvert caved in about half a mile from the trailhead.  You can still cross the stream, but please use caution. If the stream is too difficult to cross, hike up the Bone's Crossing Trail to reach the Twin Valleys trail system. We will build a bridge over the stream by the collapsed culvert in coming months.


Black Kettle Trail: Due to a blocked culvert at the trailhead, there’s a small stream you’ll cross so use caution as you do that.



Download our latest set of paper trail maps here:


Central Champlain Valley Trail Map Northern Champlain Valley Trail Map