Hit the trails

Looking for a trail that offers sweeping views, big beauty, quiet, and abundant flora and fauna? From scenic history walks to bigger challenges, the region has a beautiful variety of hikes and walks, many offering natural solitude — no crowds! — that will delight you.

Champlain Area Trails (CATS)

An expanse of water to the east, mountain giants to the west, and luscious fields all around: the Lake Champlain Region holds a distinct blend of rolling hills, open spaces, peaks, and waterfalls. An ever-expanding Champlain Area Trails system contains diverse offerings for every visitor, with nearly all of their trails located within the Lake Champlain Region. Hikers, birders, and walkers alike love CATS trails for the quiet solitude they offer, and from easy walks to thrilling adventures and striking views, these trails are guaranteed to give you a memorable experience. 

CATS is land trust in the Lake Champlain Region that conserves land, builds and maintains trails, and connects people to nature through education and outreach initiatives. Their connection with the community comes into full effect with the numerous year-round volunteer opportunities and events. One of these events, the annual Grand Hike, happens every spring, and connects communities through a shared hiking experience that utilizes several miles of CATS trails. With nearly 100 trails totaling 200+ miles, they're continually adding more to explore! If diverse forests, scenic overlooks, and trails easy on the knees are your thing, then look into one of the newest editions to the area, the West Valley Trail in Lewis.

Check out both old and new trails with their maps that showcase all the CATS trails in the region, or even request your own!

A women in a firetower overlooks the mountains during sunset
A women with a running pack walking down CATS trail
Two people on an overlook
A scenic overlook of Lake Champlain

Legendary views of Lake Champlain

The valley is home to beautiful rolling hills and smaller peaks, which can lend a legendary view of Lake Champlain (look for local legend Champy!). Unforgettable views of the lake, and our neighboring Green Mountains, can be found along outcroppings and summit areas in the Split Rock Wild Forest trails system. Nearly 12 miles of trail within the 3,700 acre protected land weave their way above rocky bays, through undeveloped forests, and alongside small waterfalls. For big mountain views and a bit of a challenge, hike up the short (but sometimes steep) Mount Gilligan trail in Elizabethtown! Views of the High Peaks are abound, especially of the adjacent Giant Mount Wilderness and its namesake. More views of the High Peaks, and the Lake Champlain Region, can be reached with a small stroll up to the firetower on Belfry Mountain. This trail is also one of four family-friendly hikes in the Moriah Hiking Challenge

View of the Dix Range mountains during sunset

Accessible trails for all

Looking for a shorter, easier adventure? The Lake Champlain Region is full of beautiful walks through downtowns and forests, many under a mile and ideal for all ages and abilities looking for a less challenging outing. The Boquet River Nature Preserve trail is built to Federal Accessibility Guidelines, so everyone can appreciate the wildlife (its an exceptional birding area!) along this 1.15 mile long trail. Dive into the historic "nature" of the Lake Champlain Region by visiting a few of the historic sites dotting the valley. If you're camping in the Crown Point area, or just looking to make a day trip there, check out the short trail that leads you through two National Historic Landmarks at the Crown Point Historic Site. Make a day out of choosing a couple easy hikes, and create your own brew tour by pairing them with one of the Lake Champlain Region's many breweries!

Fort ruins and the Crown Point Bridge

For more hiking ideas, take a look at several other area trails below:

Hikes outside of the High Peaks

Hikes outside of the High Peaks, en Français 

Hike safely during hunting season 

Hiking during the fall season is a magical time to catch colorful foliage and enjoy the trails. This is also hunting season. During this time, hunters may also be out and about in our shared outdoors. Always prioritize safety during hunting season to enjoy your hike without incidents. We know how essential it is to prepare for your next hiking trip during hunting season, and we've come prepared with all the info you need! For more guidance on hunting zones, dates, and times, visit the NYS DEC website to learn more.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the unique ecosystems and communities of the Lake Champlain Region, and the Adirondacks as a whole, remain beautiful and unique for generations to come. Our Hiking 101 page is a great resource to check out before you hit the trail!

 

Legendary

Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville.
Cycling
703
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Snowshoeing
3191
Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The largest undeveloped tract of land on the Lake Champlain shoreline, Split Rock Wild Forest covers 3,700 acres in the towns of Essex and Westport. There was plenty of trails to explore in the area!
Hiking
700
Mineville
729 County Hwy 7C, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
Known as the easiest fire tower in the Adirondacks, Belfry is excellent for any age or skill level. While this entire climb is uphill along an access road to the tower, it is very easy and has little elevation change.
Hiking
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Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Hiking
2716
Willsboro
4525 NYS Route 22 (across the road), Willsboro | (518) 962-2287
This mountain is well-known for offering great "value for effort." There are spectacular views of the entire area from the top.
Snowshoeing
1839
Mineville
729 County Hwy 7C, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
Known as the easiest fire tower in the Adirondacks, Belfry is excellent for any age or skill level. While this entire climb is uphill along an access road to the tower, it is very easy and has little elevation change.
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Wadhams
Wadhams | (518) 597-4649
Wadhams Falls is a large flume falls on the Bouquet River in the center of Wadhams. This waterfall is visible from the road, Rt 22, which makes it a perfect stop for families. This beautiful little water fall has been generating electrical power for...
Hiking
48681
Ticonderoga
Crane Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is an outstanding part of the Adirondacks! The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, the largest being Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres. There are nearly 70- miles of trails within the Wilderness.
Hiking
2789
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
1791
Willsboro
4525 NYS Route 22 (across the road), Willsboro | (518) 962-2287
This mountain is well-known for offering great "value for effort." There are spectacular views of the entire area from the top.
Hiking
1839
Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The largest undeveloped tract of land on the Lake Champlain shoreline, Split Rock Wild Forest covers 3,700 acres in the towns of Essex and Westport. There was plenty of trails to explore in the area!
Cross Country Skiing
700
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!
Paddling
1860
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Hiking
3086
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Snowshoeing
1837
Essex
Brookfield Road, Essex | (518) 585-6619
The Split Rock Wildway is a "wildlife corridor" between Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. A fairly easy climb rewards with incredible views of the valley and all its passages.
Hiking
3075
New Russia
6475 U.S. 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Owl Head Lookout is a true hidden gem, and should not be overlooked! In any season, but especially in fall, the views of the sweeping forest will absolutely take your breath away. 
Snowshoeing
3098
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Campgrounds
2716
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
3083
Keene
Route 9N, Keene | (518) 597-4649
This is a wonderful open peak with a fire tower that is being restored and can now be climbed, even though the tower is not needed for some of the best views in the High Peaks.
Hiking
3094
Westport
Lake Shore Rd, Westport | (518) 597-4649
The trail climbs slightly from the trailhead and passes by a trail on the right that leads to Gary's Elbow. Continue straight ahead and take the next left at the top of the hill. The trail continues to climb moderately for just over a half mile to a...
Snowshoeing
1849
Ticonderoga
Route 9N, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Deer Leap is more of a cliff over the lake and resides lower than the actual hill.
Hiking
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Essex
Leaning Road POB 193, Essex | (518) 962-2287
Explore this wonderful CATS trail and discover a beautiful area, and maybe your new favorite place to hike.
Hiking
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Essex
County Highway 12, Essex | (518) 962-2287
A wide variety of habitat, from an old logging road through the forest to traversing slopes and walking beneath rock ledges.
Hiking
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Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
Hiking
1791
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Campgrounds
1837
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
1831
Westport
Halds Rd, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Coon Mountain is on the Coon Mountain Preserve, which is owned by the Adirondack Land Trust.  This is a perfect family outing, and if you are in the area it should not be missed
Hiking
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Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!
Campgrounds
1860
Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Hike them both or just one. Either way, these two ponds are attractive destinations. They are definitely not all day adventures, but make for a good place to stretch your legs.
Hiking
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North Hudson
Tracey Rd, North Hudson | (518) 962-2287
Towering trees and peaceful forest are the norm on this lovely hike to a beautiful pond.
Hiking
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Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (581) 962-2287
It can take a couple of hours to complete this short, 3 mile hike, but it's totally worth every step.
Hiking
1830
Moriah
Ensign Pond Road POB 193, Moriah | (518) 962-2287
There is a slight incline to this hike but it's very pretty and a relaxing hike. The pond gets its name from an early pioneer named Timothy Challis. 
Hiking
706
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Cycling
1837
Moriah
Moriah | (518) 962-2287
Take a switchback trail up the mountain with occasional views. Then, hike on old mountain road with great views of Broughton Ledges. Follow the loop back to the switchback trail down to the trailhead.
Hiking
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New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Campgrounds
3191
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (866) 843-5253
Bald Peak has a trail which starts flat, crosses a stream, climbs steadily through forest, and then follows the stream. After a mile it turns left, crosses stream again and climbs steeply to summit with stunning views. 
Hiking
1833
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Hiking
1837
Ticonderoga
Crane Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is an outstanding part of the Adirondacks! The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, the largest being Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres. There are nearly 70- miles of trails within the Wilderness.
Campgrounds
2789
Willsboro
Willsboro | (518) 597-4649
Willsboro Falls, within the Town of Willsboro along the the Bouquet River, is a 25 foot waterfall with a captivating personality.
Hiking
48682
Ticonderoga
Baldwin Road, Ticonderoga | (866) 843-5253
The Cook Mountain Preserve covers 200 acres with a wide variety of terrain. The summit of the mountain offers views of Lake George, the Champlain Valley, and Vermont's Green Mountains.
1746
Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This new trail features a historic cemetery and a large summit expanse, with views from angles not easily reached by any other trail.
Hiking
720
Westport
Route 22, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Explore the hidden quarry! This loop trail explores two delightful little forest areas and a field, with old cement structures from the turn of the previous century.
690
Keene
Route 9N, Keene | (518) 597-4649
This is a wonderful open peak with a fire tower that is being restored and can now be climbed, even though the tower is not needed for some of the best views in the High Peaks.
Snowshoeing
3094
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Paddling
2716
Westport
Route 22, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Explore the hidden quarry! This loop trail explores two delightful little forest areas and a field, with old cement structures from the turn of the previous century.
690
Essex
Cook Rd/Walker Rd, Essex | (518) 962-2287
The Beaver Flow Trail is a flat, easy snowshoe route that meanders through a mixed forest and runs parallel to a small waterway.
Snowshoeing
680
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Cross Country Skiing
1837
Westport
Route 9N POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The DaCy Meadow Farm Trail is an easy, 2-mile loop that goes through a field, passes over a stream and wetland, goes uphill through a forest, and then back down to follow a stream.
Hiking
701
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Cross Country Skiing
2716
New Russia
6475 U.S. 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Owl Head Lookout is a true hidden gem, and should not be overlooked! In any season, but especially in fall, the views of the sweeping forest will absolutely take your breath away. 
Hiking
3098
Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The largest undeveloped tract of land on the Lake Champlain shoreline, Split Rock Wild Forest covers 3,700 acres in the towns of Essex and Westport. There was plenty of trails to explore in the area!
700
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
This small peak has some of the best views in the area and is quite a popular hike when the Putnam Pond DEC Campground is open.
Paddling
1859
Ticonderoga
Overlooking Fort Ticonderoga and Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga
Mount Defiance, owned by Fort Ticonderoga, has a toll road to its historic summit. An interpretive tour is provided daily at the summit at 4 p.m. during the Fort's open season.
Hiking
1249
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
For a short but sweet walk in the wilderness, check out the Grizzle Ocean loop in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area.
Campgrounds
3091
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
Hiking
1831
Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This lovely trail follows an old logging road along a river with beaver activity and goes by a waterfall.
Hiking
708
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
Running
1791
Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This new trail features a historic cemetery and a large summit expanse, with views from angles not easily reached by any other trail.
720
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
This aptly-named mountain is the first summit on the East Trail to Rocky Peak and Giant at 1.9 miles from Rt. 9.
Hiking
3085
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Hiking
3086
Essex
Cook Rd/Walker Rd, Essex | (518) 962-2287
The Beaver Flow Trail is a flat, easy snowshoe route that meanders through a mixed forest and runs parallel to a small waterway.
680
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville.
Hiking
703
Essex
Brookfield Road, Essex | (518) 585-6619
The Split Rock Wildway is a "wildlife corridor" between Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. A fairly easy climb rewards with incredible views of the valley and all its passages.
Snowshoeing
3075
Ticonderoga
Route 9N, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
How to get there From the Ticonderoga traffic circle, head south on Route 9N for 23 miles. The trail entrance will be on the right. If you pass the driveway with the stone lions, you have gone too far. The trailhead on Route 9N is not marked look for...
Hiking
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Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
1831
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
For a short but sweet walk in the wilderness, check out the Grizzle Ocean loop in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area.
Hiking
3091
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
Snowshoeing
1831
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
3083
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
This small peak has some of the best views in the area and is quite a popular hike when the Putnam Pond DEC Campground is open.
Hiking
1859
Westport
Route 22, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Explore the hidden quarry! This loop trail explores two delightful little forest areas and a field, with old cement structures from the turn of the previous century.
690
Essex
Route 22, Essex | (518) 962-2287
This lovely trail goes through a forest and a field, then goes along wetlands and a pond before entering a diverse forest with incredibly old oak trees and unexpected rock outcrops.
Cross Country Skiing
717
Essex
Route 22, Essex | (518) 962-2287
This lovely trail goes through a forest and a field, then goes along wetlands and a pond before entering a diverse forest with incredibly old oak trees and unexpected rock outcrops.
Hiking
717
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
Snowshoeing
1791
Crown Point
Crown Point State Historic Site Grand View Drive, Crown Point | (616) 340-2004
The North Country National Scenic Trail is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota, linking seven states, 10 National Forests, and more than 150 public lands providing year-round public recreation...
Hiking
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Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
Mount Gilligan is a somewhat popular climb with really nice views of the Giant Mountain Wilderness.
Hiking
693
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Hiking
3191
Westport
Lake Shore Rd, Westport | (518) 597-4649
This is one of the longer trails in Split Rock Wild Forest, and since it is often used to access other trails it is essentially a corridor trail.
Hiking
1844
Crown Point
Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
Stair Falls, also known as Staircase Falls, is located on Putnam Creek along with a series of other falls. This charming series of falls cascades over stair-like steps, which is how it got it's name. While you're on the lookout for all the Falls...
Hiking
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Essex
Essex Road, Essex | (518) 962-2287
This is another fine trail in the CATS network. The Sophie's Lair Trail goes through a field, then enters the woods with two loops and a connection to the Florence Hathaway Park Trail.
Hiking
726
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!
Hiking
1860
Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The largest undeveloped tract of land on the Lake Champlain shoreline, Split Rock Wild Forest covers 3,700 acres in the towns of Essex and Westport. There was plenty of trails to explore in the area!
Snowshoeing
700
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
1791
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
For a short but sweet walk in the wilderness, check out the Grizzle Ocean loop in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area.
Snowshoeing
3091
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown-Wadhams Road POB 193, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
This is a short hike through the woods above the Boquet River.
Hiking
724
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Running
1837
Westport
Lake Shore Rd, Westport | (518) 597-4649
The trail climbs slightly from the trailhead and passes by a trail on the right that leads to Gary's Elbow. Continue straight ahead and take the next left at the top of the hill. The trail continues to climb moderately for just over a half mile to a...
Hiking
1849
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
Snowshoeing
3083
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Fishing
2716
Ticonderoga
Route 74, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
Bear Pond is a fine wilderness destination that doesn't require much effort!
Hiking
1851
Port Henry
CR 54, Port Henry | (518) 962-2287
How to get there From the intersection of Route 22/9N and county Route 54 (Pelfershire Road) just north of Port Henry, follow county Route 54 for just under 2 miles to the trailhead on the left. Trail Description This is a short hike but it's a favorite.
Hiking
692
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
This aptly-named mountain is the first summit on the East Trail to Rocky Peak and Giant at 1.9 miles from Rt. 9.
Snowshoeing
3085
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Fishing
2716
Ticonderoga
Baldwin Road, Ticonderoga | (866) 843-5253
The Cook Mountain Preserve covers 200 acres with a wide variety of terrain. The summit of the mountain offers views of Lake George, the Champlain Valley, and Vermont's Green Mountains.
1746
Ticonderoga
Crane Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is an outstanding part of the Adirondacks! The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, the largest being Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres. There are nearly 70- miles of trails within the Wilderness.
2789
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Snowshoeing
3086
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Snowshoeing
2716
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
Cross Country Skiing
1791
Willsboro
Reber Road, Willsboro | (518) 962-2287
This easy, 4-mile round-trip trail follows an abandoned road through the forest west of Long Pond in the town of Willsboro. The south trailhead on Reber Road is 1.7 miles west of Route 22. The north trailhead on Carver Road is 0.8 mile west of Route 22.
Hiking
4846
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville.
Snowshoeing
703
Ticonderoga
Route 9N, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Brown Mountain a great destination or can be made part of a longer trip. Either way, you can't go wrong. And the views are superb!
Hiking
1856
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Hiking
3191
Westport
Lake Shore Rd, Westport | (518) 597-4649
This trail leaves from Gary’s Elbow and the Calamity Trail and is used as a cross-over trail to access both sides of Split Rock Wild Forest.
Hiking
1845
Mineville
729 County Hwy 7C, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
Known as the easiest fire tower in the Adirondacks, Belfry is excellent for any age or skill level. While this entire climb is uphill along an access road to the tower, it is very easy and has little elevation change.
Snowshoeing
687
Port Henry
4317 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Henry | (518) 250-1050
To complete the "Moriah Challenge" hikers must complete all four local Champlain Area Trails (CATS) hikes, which include Belfry Mountain, Big Hollow/Coot Hill, Cheney Mountain, and Crowfoot Pond trails. Anyone who successfully completes the challenge...
Hiking
78520
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
Weddings
921
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
Snowshoeing
921
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
History
921
Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
200 miles of trails In 2009, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) trail published its earliest trail map highlighting the first new hiking trails it created along with the few existing other trails. This gave visitors and residents alike a new perspective on...
Hiking
727
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
Hiking
921
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
History
921
Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
200 miles of trails In 2009, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) trail published its earliest trail map highlighting the first new hiking trails it created along with the few existing other trails. This gave visitors and residents alike a new perspective on...
727
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
921
Essex
Lake Shore Road, Essex | (518) 962-2287
These new trails are ripe with opportunity to explore, and even find some fossils!
Hiking
66058
Crown Point
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point | (518) 597-4666
The historic Crown Point is definitely a "don't miss" stop in the Lake Champlain Region! The grounds are free to explore, but there is an admission fee at museum.
Cross Country Skiing
921
Port Henry
Ensign Pond Road POB 193, Port Henry | (518) 962-2287
The Round Pond Trail is an easy, 7.8 loop. 
Hiking
704
Essex
Cook Road, Essex | (518) 962-2287
Originally an old road, this 1.5-mile long trail offers an easy incline through the woods.
Hiking
685
Whallonsburg
Angier Hill Road POB 193, Whallonsburg | (518) 962-2287
The Beaver Bend Trail is a short, easy, half-mile loop along the Boquet River that includes views of the river, signs of beaver activity, and a floodplain forest.
Hiking
699
Whallonsburg
Ferris Road POB 193, Whallonsburg | (518) 962-2287
This easy section between the Wadhams and Bobcat trails is 2.7 miles one way or a 2.4 mile loop from the Boquet River trailhead. The east trailhead is shared with the Bobcat Trail at the end of Ferris Road. As you enter the forest, take the left fork,...
Hiking
698
Mineville
Tracy Road, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
This is a pleasant trail through woods and small hills. It's an easy, 1-mile loop. 
Hiking
722
Westport
Walker Road/Sayre Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The easy trail trail goes through a meadow, winds through mixed forest, and ends at another meadow. It joins the Beaver Flow Trail at its northern trailhead. Bobcat Trailhead: This trail can be approached from either end. The north end starts on...
Hiking
684
Crown Point
State Route 2, Crown Point | (518) 962-2287
The trail follows a road for 0.1 mile. Take the right fork onto an old road, which goes through an attractive forest.
Hiking
723

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