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July 17, Lewisboro Town Park

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This Sunday, July 17, at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Lewisboro Town Park Upper Lot when we run a course that includes one of the newest trails in the Reservation—The Town Park to Covered Bridge Loop. We’ll all start out together and head toward the Meadow and up the FH trail but from there, you’ll have options for different distances. Three of the four options will take you down the new CB trail to the new covered bridge. If you run the 7.3 or 8.6 loop, when you get to the private residence on Michigan, keep to your left and take the path around the house. The 8.6 mile option takes you to a couple smaller trails that we haven’t been on in a while so pay attention to the turns. Anyone interested in getting an early start can arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a short loop.
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On Saturday, July 16, at 6:00 a.m., meet at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Lot for a 16-mile clockwise perimeter-plus loop of the park. We’ll head over to the Fire Tower, down the Rock Trail, up the Overlook and back to the Meadow. If you want to catch us on the run like a game of Pokemon Go, we should be on the Blue Trail around the Fire Tower at 7:00 and and on the Rock Trail near Spy Rock at 8:00. Come join us.

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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Good looking group at Mountain Lakes Park last weekend.

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July 3, Teatown to Kitchawan Trail

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 On Sunday, July 3, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Teatown Lake Reservation, , and run an out-and-back course on the Teatown Kitchawan Trail. The course consists of relatively easy trails, a dirt road, and a small stretch of pavement. The full course is 13.2 miles round trip but you can turn back at any point for a shorter run. We’ll start at the Teatown Lake Reservation which has a nature center open at 9:00 a.m. After the run, you can bring something drink or something to eat and hang out for a while. If you’d like to get a few miles in early, arrive at 7:00 a.m. See map ››

On Saturday, July 2, at 7:00 a.m., anyone interested in running the Escarpment Trail, meet at the Katonah Woods Bridge Lot and we’ll car pool to the start. I’m sorting out final plans so please see this page with instructions and this list of interested runners and email me if you aren’t on the list and plan to run.

On Monday, July 4, at 8:00 a.m., we’re going to meet at the Leon Levy Preserve in South Salem. The parking lot entrance is on Route 123 about half a mile south of Route 35. At 383 acres, this preserve is relatively small so bring a map and explore what the preserve has to offer. I have a 5.5 mile course that I usually follow but you’re free to make up your own.

There you have it. Three days, three locations, three runs. Hope to see you out there this weekend.

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Big group last week at the Rez at the Trailside Museum.

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June 26, Trailside Museum

 

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On Sunday, June 26, at 8:00 a.m., meet at Ward Pound Ridge Trailside Museum for the Trailside to Overlook Run. You’ll have distances of 7.7, 6.3, or 5 miles but, as always, your mileage may vary. If you’re looking for even more miles, there are plenty of options for that as well. Looking to start a little early? Arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a warm-up. See the map here ››

On Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 a.m., I’m turning the point-to-point Ives Trail into an up to 30-mile, 4,400 feet gain, out-and-back. Meet at the Bennett’s Pond parking lot on Bennett’s Farm Road at 7:00 a.m. If you’re not up for the full 30 miles, no worries. Come out and run whatever distance you want as an out-and back course. See the map here ››

I’m putting together a run of the Escarpment trail on Saturday, July 2. Options of different distances up to 18 miles all on very technical trails in the Catskills. More information is here ›› and let me know if you’re interested.

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Great run at Westmoreland this past week.

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