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Adirondack Park/Champlain Valley

April 19 - April 25

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Volunteers will help create new trails and maintain existing trails in the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) network of trails. Tasks may include building simple infrastructure like water bars, small bridges, etc., as well as clearing brush and small trees. CATS will provide the tools for the project.

Host

Champlain Area Trails

Accommodations

Dormitory/Bunkhouse

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 2 miles each work day

Project Rating

Easy

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

15

Area and Attractions

The Adirondack Park is the largest protected forest in the United States. It is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and uses the slogan "Forever Wild." Champlain Area Trails are located mostly in the Champlain Valley on the beautiful 150-mile-long Lake Champlain. Many of the trails offer gorgeous views of Lake, Champlain, the Green Mountains in Vermont, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The area in which the volunteers will be working has gradual inclines, not as steep as the "High Peaks" region of the Adirondacks, with a variety of plants and wildlife. There are many things to do in the area: hiking, bicycling, shopping (Lake Placid, site of the 1980 Olympics is 45 minutes away), museums, historical sites, waterfalls, and other attractions. Early spring is special in the ADK/Champlain Valley as the area begins to wake from the long winter; depending on the weather, there may be abundant early wildflowers and trees budding.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay in indoor dormitory style lodging with bunk beds. Showers and flush toilets on-site. Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the dining hall and the fixings for making lunch will be available for each volunteer to make their own lunch to take with them. Volunteers should bring their own linens (twin sized sheets or sleeping bag, pillow, and towel) and personal items.

Travel

Airport Pickup Provided from Burlington International Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Location

Adirondack Park/Champlain Valley
126 Camp Dudley Road, Westport, New York 12993 United States
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