How Do You Train?: Eugene and Agnes Meyer Preserve – The Upper Meadow Loop

The Eugene and Agnes Meyer nature preserve is a 247 acre preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  The complete perimeter trail can reach 5.5 miles if you take all of the trails.  This writeup focuses on the “Upper Meyer Loop” which is 3 miles if you follow the full perimeter shown here and don’t get …

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Directions: How To Get to The Leatherman’s Loop

The Loop is held at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY.  The entrance is on Route 121 just south of the intersection of Route 35 and Route 121 South.  Click to see map and directions. If you search for Michigan Road and Reservation Road in Cross River NY that will get you …

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Old New York Times Snippet

Here’s a snippet about the Leatherman’s Loop from the New York Times’ Photographer’s Journal series.  This one is showing a great photo of the 2004 Loop.  Click to see piece.  Unfortunately they called it a 5k race when it is actually a 10k which still happens these days.  Overheard after the 2008 loop “Wow, the …

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Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 23, Issue 2 - Two Weeks Until Registration

This email went out January 20th, 2009 to runners of the 2007 & 2008 loops who gave us email addresses.  In addition, if you signed up via our website form you should have received this as well.  If you did not receive this note, add yourself to the notification list here. Loop Runners: Planning is …

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Westchester Wilderness Walk

Westchester Wilderness Walk, which includes the Zofnass Family Preserve, encompasses rocky woods, hillside streams, lakes and wetlands and, at 150 acres, is the largest of Westchester Land Trust’s preserves. Link to the full trail map here. An eight-mile trail network traverses some of the most rugged terrain in a town noted for its crags and …

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How Do You Train?: Leon Levy Preserve

The Leon Levy Preserve is in South Salem, NY.  It is a 383 acre preserve formed in 2005 when the Westchester Land Trust and the Town of Lewisboro purchased this former Bell property.  This was made possible by a contribution from the Jerome Levy Foundation and support from the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation. The main …

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Walking (and Running) Wild Lewisboro

The Lewisboro Land Trust has put together a fantastic booklet for trail lovers (runners, walkers, and hikers can all benefit) called “Walking Wild Lewisboro.” Walking Wild Lewisboro contains details about 20 preserves and parks in Lewisboro, including the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (#20 in the map shown here) which has its entrance and about 1/3 …

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