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The Grand Hike 2023 with Champlain Area Trails
CATS is excited to announce that the Grand Hike returns on Saturday, May 6th 2023!
EXCITING NEWS! We're returning this year to our long-distance Grand Hike on an almost 14-mile walk through beautiful forests and fields. We will have three "oases" along the way, where you'll find snacks, water, portapotties, and a chance to mingle with other hikers.
This fabulous hike starts at the McAuliffe Road Trailhead in Willsboro, NY. It ends at the new Mountain Dog Restaurant & Pub in Westport, NY, where you can join the "après hike party" featuring live music, drinks, food to purchase, an outdoor games area, and a post-hike celebration.
Headwall Band, an Adirondack-based classic rock band, will be the live music act during CATS "après" Grand Hike party at the new Mountain Dog Restaurant & Pub in Westport, NY, where you can celebrate completing the almost 14-mile Grand Hike. Enjoy drinks, purchase food, play in the outdoor games area, and join the post-hike celebration with fellow hikers.
Click here to preview the 2023 Grand Hike map.
Everyone is welcome to attend the après hike party, which we invite the community to participate in. So, if you can't make the hike, you can come to the party.
The hike starts at 10 am. Hikers can catch a bus at Ballard Park in Westport to start the hike at the junction of Sunset Road and McAuliffe Road in Willsboro. You can also begin your hike at one of the Oases and catch the shuttle to the party.