Colvin Chapman of Ticonderoga takes a break from clearing trail to enjoy the view from Cheney Mountain.
The town of Moriah and Champlain Area Trails are nearing completion of the new Cheney Mountain Trail.
“We cleared the trail and put up trail signs,” said Chris Maron, executive director of CATS. “Next, we need to put up a trailhead sign and some directional signs at a couple of trail junctions. Future plans are to install interpretive signs about the natural features and what people see from the overlooks.”
Nineteen people came out Nov. 5 to hike and finish opening up the trail.
Malinda Chapman, of Ticonderoga, said, “I’m really pleased that CATS and Moriah invited people of all ages to participate. We brought our 13-year old son and he had a great time.”
Cheney Mountain Trail will be a new resource for residents and visitors in Moriah. It starts by the town’s former landfill on Pelfershire Road and follows an old logging road to the summit for spectacular views.
Champlain Area Trails, Inc., located in Westport, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop hiking/skiing trails that link Champlain Valley communities, connect people with nature, promote economic vitality and protect natural areas, farmland, and scenic vistas. For more information go to www.champlainareatrails.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.