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About Us

Catamount is an outdoor recreation facility with 500 acres and 20 miles of trails to play on. We offer many activities, events, camps, and programs for all ages and abilities.

The Catamount Outdoor Family Center has been the home of the McCullough family since 1873. The place was originally the home farm of Giles Chittenden. The main house was built by his father, Vermont’s first Governor, Thomas Chittenden, in 1796.
The property at Catamount is listed by the Vermont Division for Historic Places and the national Register of Historic Places as the “Giles Chittenden Homestead”. The land is situated on two hills affording vistas including the Green Mountains and the Winooski River Valley in the East and the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain in the West. A pleasant combination of woodland, pasture, and cropland combine with mostly gently rolling terrain to make this 500 acre property a gem in burgeoning Chittenden County.
We started the recreation/conservation land use experiment in 1978 that you see here today. The property has become a model of education, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, conservation, historic preservation, and recreation.  It regularly services Vermonters throughout the Northwest quadrant of the state. It is also a destination for tourists from around the globe. Catamount is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

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Our Mission

To promote family and community well being through activity and education in a natural environment.

Catamount Outdoor Family Center began as a cross country ski center in 1978 as a way to utilize the unique 500 acre property. Since that time Catamount has grown to include summer season activities such as mountain biking, hiking, trail running and winter season activities of snowshoeing, fat biking and sledding. Catamount also produces numerous events, weekly races and an extensive summer camp program that currently serves over 400 campers each summer. The trail network has grown as well and now includes a diverse variety of trails covering about 20 miles in total. Since 2005, Catamount has been operating as a 501(c)3 not profit, and strives to offer opportunities for all ages and abilities. The business began as a means to keep the property preserved for people to use and enjoy into the future and now, almost 35 years later, it continues to offer opportunities to activities in the outdoors. Catamount relies on many a variety of funding sources to further its mission, including user fees and memberships, fundraisers, grants, and tax deductible contributions.

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Our Activities

We offer a diverse range of activities and events that get people outside moving and learning.

Hiking & Walking

Our trails were built for many uses, including walking and hiking.  With our marked loops and varied terrain, we provide many options for all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors and take in nature and beautiful views.

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Fat Wednesday Group Rides

We are excited to bring you Fat Wednesdays, group fat bike rides on (as the name implies) Wednesday evenings starting on January 4th.  These rides are intended to be both fun and social and will start at 6:00 pm and end around 8:00 pm and are followed by a fire and b.y.o.b.  A trail pass of $10.00 is required unless you have a seasons pass and rentals (limited at 6) are available (see sign-up below) at a discounted intro rate of $20.00/bike for the ride.  Please bring your own lights.  Fat bikes only (at least 3.8″ tires).

SIGN UP TO RESERVE A FAT BIKE

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We offer many different events and programs all year long. Find out what's going on at Catamount.

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    Trail Conditions

    Find out the latest trail conditions for cross country skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing. This page will be updated during the winter season, so check back often.

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    Catch up on what's happening at Catamount and don't forget to sign up for our e-newsletters.

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    We will be open from 9:00 to 5:00 seven days a week when mother nature provides us with ample amount of snow to groom and open the trails. We also will be offering kids x-country ski clinics after the first of the year! If you would like more information and/or add your child to the sign-up list, please contact Tag at (802) 879-6001 or at tagc@catamountoutdoor.com

    Positions available!!! We are currently looking for x-country ski – instructors for Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. And as always, we continue to keep an eye out for generous people looking to volunteer their time to trail work, customer service, waxing skis, bike mechanic etc.!

    Catamount Conservation Plan

    As you may know, Catamount Outdoor Family Center (COFC) is a non-profit that operates on lands owned by the McCullough family, providing an outdoor recreation facility for people of all ages. Recently, the McCullough’s have been working with the Trust for Public Lands and Town of Williston to conserve their beautiful property, so that generations of future Vermonters and visitors are able to enjoy the property they have made available to all of us for nearly forty years.

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    Reminder: No Race Tuesday Night (7/4)

    A reminder that there will be no running race this Tuesday night due to the 4th of July holiday (Enjoy the fireworks!!). We will see all runners back here on Tuesday, July 11th!

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    Happy Customers

    We have thousands of satisfied customers that enjoy using Catamount throughout the year!

    • “…We love working in Williston and having Catamount as a resource for outdoor fitness activities so close by is fantastic. We are family oriented as well, and our children have also participated in your wonderful summer camps. We are very lucky and blessed to such a wonderful facility right in our back yard and owe you all a big thanks for all the heard work you do…”

      Jeremy Matosky, P.E. President, Trudell Consulting Engineers
    • “…Catamount has provided the opportunity for our entire family to be active in a natural environment and to share memories that will last a lifetime. It is hard to imagine that what started in 2003 as a fun Tuesday evening run for Linda and Sam (then age 7), turned into a place where we now all enjoy four seasons worth of activities…”

      Kort & Linda L, Catamount Members
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    Our Sponsors

    We couldn't do it without their generous support!

    • Earl's Cyclery & Fitness
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    • Green Mountain Rehab & Sports Medicine
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    • White's Bikes & Outfitters
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    Some Fun Facts

    Check out these numbers and see for yourself some of the many ways to enjoy playing at Catamount.

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    Miles of Trails

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    Campers Last Summer

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    Years of Cyclocross

    CONTACT US

    Please feel free to contact us. We want to hear from you with any questions, concerns, or to simply just let us know what a great time you had on your last visit to our place.