Two Weeks To Go!

Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 29, Issue 1 29th Leatherman’s Loop in 2 Weeks! To: Everyone who is registered for the 2015 Leatherman’s Loop: The snow is finally melted… the river is cold and flowing swiftly… birds are chirping… peepers are peeping… the new leaves and flowers are the color of spring! Time for the 29th running of …

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28th Loop Tomorrow!

Leatherman’s Loop News Volume 28 Issue 3: Loop Tomorrow! “A foot-boggling array of obstacles strategically placed by nature to impede forward motion of the swift and sure-footed kind.” To All Registered Runners: The course is marked and ready to go…  We hope you are too!  The course is in great shape and ready for the …

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Welcome to the 26th Leatherman’s Loop

The Leatherman Harriers are already at the park right now (5:30am) setting up.  Some of the volunteers (and even some runners!) spent overnight camping at the park campsites. If you missed the logistics email and are looking for detailed directions or guidance, check this article. If you are looking for a map and directions – check …

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Links to Trail Maps for Parks and Preserves in and around Westchester County

[Redirect should take you to the most up to date version of this page here: http://leathermansloop.org/maps/park-trail-maps/]  We have collected a lot of trail maps from local parks over the years. We can never seem to find the right map when needed though so we started collecting the PDF files or JPG files of these maps and …

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Where Do You Train?: Old Field Preserve

Old Field Preserve is a 100 acre preserve added to the local greenways in 2003 and was known as the Houlihan property.  It is bordered by Route 35 and Mead Street in South Salem, NY about 2 miles from the Ridgefield, CT border.  It has 2.5 miles of mostly flat trails mixing fields and woods.  …

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How Do You Train?: Loop Access at Boutonville Rd and Route 124

Local runners from Pound Ridge and South Salem know about the back entrance to the Leatherman’s Loop trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.  It is located at the intersection of Route 124 and Boutonville Rd (closed to vehicles) on the Pound Ridge/South Salem border.  Loop runners know this spot as the water stop and the …

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How Do You Train?: The Burden Preserve

The town of New Castle recently acquired a great open space area off of Route 128 south of Ben & Jerry’s in Mt. Kisco.  The property used to belong to William Burden, the ambassador to Belgium under Dwight Eisenhower. It was purchased by the Town of New Castle as part of its open space program.  …

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How Do You Train?: Mountain Lakes Camp

Update: The County has updated their trail map and website. New map (which is MUCH better than the old one) can be found here: http://parks.westchestergov.com/sal-j-prezioso-mountain-lakes. We also have it on our site at this page: http://leathermansloop.org/maps/park-trail-maps/ The 1,082 acre Mountain Lakes Park is Westchester’s northernmost county park.  Located on Hawley Road in North Salem, the …

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