January 15, Butler Sanctuary

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This Sunday, January 15, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Nature Conservancy Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Mt. Kisco (see in Google maps) when we run a combination of trails covering most of the park. Since Butler is a relatively small preserve, we’ll be following a double loop course to get close to 5 miles. Don’t worry, you’ll still get a workout since the terrain has a lot of ups and downs. Plus anyone interested in a longer run can head over to Westmoreland afterwards for a few more miles. Meet in the Butler parking lot. See the map here ›› Looking to start early? Arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a pre-run loop.

This Monday, January 16, at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Lewisboro Town Park upper parking lot (see map) when we run a relatively new course—Town Park to Green. This course involves the new Mill Site trail, returns via a new Town Park trail, and offers a variety of distances. Looks like fun, right? Those looking to start early can arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a few extra miles or even 6:00 a.m. and bring a headlamp.

Hope to see you out there this Sunday.

Lee Willett

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Lots of snow made last week’s run from Michigan Road a particularly beautiful one for this group.

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January 8, Michigan Road Lot

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This Sunday, January 8, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road lot when we follow the Michigan to Kimberly Bridge course. Michigan Road is our traditional starting point for runs in the southern portion of the reservation but this time we’ll run North from the lot to the Meadow, follow some of the Leatherman’s Loop course trail to Kimberly Bridge, then “up” the blue trail and return by way of yellow. There are some hills on this course particularly around mile 4. You have been warned. Anyone interested in getting a few more miles in can arrive at 7:00 a.m. for an early start. Trail Map here ››

On Saturday, January 7, at 7:00 a.m., meet at Ward Pound Ridge Michigan Road Lot for a special 15-mile(ish) perimeter loop. The course will be determined on the fly but will look something like this course (only starting at Michigan Road instead). If you’re not up for the full 15 miles, start with the group at 7:00 and return to Michigan Road from Kimberly Bridge for a run of about 7 miles.

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Monday, January 2, Graham Hills

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Sunday, January 1, Meadow Lot

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Saturday, December 31, Blue Mountain

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December 31, January 1 & 2

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On Saturday, December 31, at 8:00 a.m., meet at Depew Court in Peekskill when we run the Blue Mountain Reservation Depew Court Perimeter LoopThis run is a little farther away but it will be worth the trip. Meet at the Depew Court Pool parking lot (1 Depew Ct. at Bay St, Peekskill, NY 10566) at 8:00 a.m. but leave a little extra travel time. There are options for making this shorter and once we’re back together, we’ll head over to Peekskill Coffee House at 101 South Division Street for a cup of joe. The perfect way to end this year.

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On Sunday, January 1, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Meadow Lot when we run a new course—the Meadow to Green Loop. This course heads to the Trailside Museum before circling around to Michigan Road. From there, take the Green trail, which is a sizeable hill, to some of the smaller, lesser-used trails in the Southern portion of the park. On your way back, when the fields are mowed, you can take the Schoolhouse Road spur trail and cross Michigan Road, run through the field where you’ll catch the CB trail. Options include an additional half mile down LL and up to the Overlook or you can make the run shorter by eliminating the Green trail. Anyone looking to start early can arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a few extra miles.

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On Monday, January 2, at 8:00 a.m., meet at Graham Hills Park in Pleasantville (see Google Map), when we run a 7-mile perimeter loop. I’ve been told there is only one hill in the park so I’m looking forward to finding it. We’ll follow mostly a perimeter course but then take a number of switchbacks through the updraft, whatever that is. Looks like fun.

Hope to see you out there this weekend.
Lee Willett

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From Bear Mountain on Monday.

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From Lewisboro Town Park on Saturday.

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