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



Hike 3 Clinton County Trails


The Northern Pathways Challenge requires hikers to take on three of five Clinton County trail options. Champlain Area Trails works to create trails, save lands, and connect people with nature in New York's Champlain Valley.


The Trails & Rules of the Challenge

You can register in advance or after completing three of the five following hikes:
Each registrant receives a CATS
Northern Pathways Challenge patch.

Mud Pond Road/Old Military Road Trail

  • Moderate to Difficult
  • Access off Patent Road in Peru; park where the pavement ends

Ausable Marsh Trail

  • Easy
  • Take Ausable Point Road in Peru to the parking area

Lyon Mountain Trail

  • Difficult, includes a fire tower
  • Trailhead parking is on Lowenburg Road in Lyon Mountain

Little Ausable River Trail

  • Easy, paved trail
  • Parking is available at Heyworth/Mason Park in Peru

Point au Roche's Long Point Trail

  • Easy
  • Parking is available at Point au Roche State Park in Plattsburgh
Three of the above hikes are easy, so beginners can also complete this challenge!
Registration is $5 per person, and you can register here. You can also mail a check to Champlain Area Trails,  PO Box 193, Westport, NY 12993.