ward pound ridge reservation

July 31, Meadow Lot

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This Sunday, July 31, at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Meadow Parking lot to run a variation of an epic run—Eleanor’s Escape. Start at the Meadow and follow FH and BR to Kimberly Bridge then take Blue around the mountain to Raven Rocks and the Southwestern trails in the park. The full loop is 8.4 miles but you have several options to make the run shorter. See the map ››
Anyone interested in getting some additional miles in can arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a pre-run loop.

This Saturday, July 30, 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 new combination of trails covering most of the park. Since Butler is a relatively small preserve, we’ll be running most of the trails there 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. Meet in the Butler parking lot and run Red to Orange out, then Red back toward the start to Yellow. Climb the Yellow hill and take Blue all the way to the end and follow Red to Orange and Yellow for the perimeter loop. Oh yeah, you might want to bring a map. See the map here ››

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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Looks like a lot of fun at Bennett’s Pond this past Sunday. Well done all.

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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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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.

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

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Great run at Westmoreland this past week.

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