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Who We Are

We are an all volunteer coalition founded in 2012. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by our members, donors and grant funding. Our primary focus is on helping municipal landowners and conservation organizations protect, maintain and expand Cape Ann's trail network. We match volunteer trail stewards to trails in need of stewardship, and organize trail work parties. Please consider making a tax deductible donation below.

Calendar of Events

For more information, visit our calendar page.

Join us for our first trail race, Dogtown Trail Run. For more information, visit our race website.

Mission Statement

Trails, from meandering paths to stony fire roads, connect Cape Ann communities across borders, public and private land, and diverse natural landscapes. CATs helps to maintain existing trails, improve access and promote the responsible and safe use of the Cape Ann trail system and recreational areas. CATs works with municipalities and like-minded conservation organizations to protect and preserve land for its recreational and ecological values. CATs promotes the understanding of the wildlife and natural resources of our woodlands and wetlands.

Transit to Trails Project

Cape Ann Trail Stewards, in collaboration with Cape Ann Transit Authority, Essex County Greenbelt, The Trustees, Mass in Motion, the City of Gloucester and the Town of Rockport have 10 stops along the CATA bus route that provide trail access via public transportation. To view more about the Transit to Trails project, please click this link.