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CATS event a success

To the Editor:

“Trails are a tool to build a community that cares about nature” is how William Janeway, the Adirondack Council’s new executive director began his talk at the Celebrate Champlain Area Trails event on June 1. Over 150 people attended the late afternoon festivities which concluded a busy National Trails Day.

The day began with the IronOre Challenge at Cheney Mountain Trail hosted by the Moriah Chamber of Commerce and CATS. Then during a 1 p.m. hike, we unveiled the beautiful new interpretive signs at Black Kettle Nature Trail illustrated by Sheri Amsel and funded by a grant from the J.C. Kellogg Foundation.

We want to thank all who attended, people who hike on the trails, our donors, and the event sponsors: Champlain National Bank, The Adirondack Council, Stewart’s Shops, Champlain Vistas B&B, Poko-MacCready Camps, Dogwood Bread Company, Ernie’s Market, The Galley Restaurant, Will Hartzell – Acupuncture, Northwaters Camp, Westport Hotel and Tavern, Magic Pines Campground, Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, William Bateman – Architect, Chez Lin and Ray’s Restaurant, Hall Design Group, The Heurich Company, Lake Champlain Yoga Arts, Lakeside School, Boquet Liquor Store, Elizabethtown Sunoco, and Halfway House Restaurant.

We make trails and save land because we care about people and our communities; plus it’s fun! So as we move into the summer hiking season, we hope you enjoy the Champlain Area Trails, come out for our trail projects, and invite your family and friends to visit and support our communities. Thank you.

Chris Maron

Executive Director

Champlain Area Trails

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