How Do You Train?: Briarcliff/Peekskill Trailway

Thanks to guest writer Noah Pearce who wrote the article below about the Briarcliff-Peekskill trail.  We encourage readers to write in with some of their training runs. The Briarcliff/Peekskill trail is a great trail for running or hiking.  It’s a singe track, intermediate technical trails. Its part of the Westchester park system and starts right …

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How Do You Train?: Lewisboro Town Park Trails – Joining up with the Loop trails – Western Loop

This is a companion article to the Eastern Loop description article here.  The introduction is similar but the rest of the article describes a loop of about 4 miles (shown in map below with red arrows).  Let us know in the comments how you like these trails. The Lewisboro Town Park, located off of Route …

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How Do You Train?: Audubon Center in Greenwich

View Larger Map The Audubon Center in Greenwich is located at 613 Riversville Road.  The center is 522 total acres and has a perimeter trail of approximately 2.5 miles. With connecting trails and nearby dirt roads it is possible to create a run of just about any distance up to 5 miles.  There are other …

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How Do You Train?: Lewisboro Town Park Trails – Joining up with the Loop trails – Eastern Loop

The Lewisboro Town Park, located off of Route 35 in South Salem, NY has several trails and features of its own to make it worth exploring.  The bonus is the town trail system connects with the Deer Hollow trail on the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and makes for several nice training runs that can easily …

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How Do You Train?: Summary of Trails Covered to Date

EDIT 12/2012: We have a constantly updated collection of Westchester and area trail maps here. Let us know if any of your favorites are missing! How do you train for the Leatherman and in general?  In January-February of this year we have published eleven articles about trails and preserves we have trained on.  Let us know …

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How Do You Train?: Betsy Sluder Preserve

The Betsy Sluder Preserve is in Armonk, NY off of Old Route 22.  The park stretches behind the old Armonk Bowl and as a bonus – it features one of the Leatherman’s many caves.  It is a 70 acre park with around a 1.5 mile perimeter trail.  The Leatherman’s cave is in the southern part …

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How Do You Train?: Merestead

Merestead is a key trail area in our trail series.  It is a greenway link that helps to join the Butler Preserve, the Meyer Preserve, and the Marsh Sanctuary (and Leonard Park) into a single trail network. You can also access Westmoreland Sanctuary via Butler by crossing a short bridge over interstate 684. Read on …

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How Do You Train?: Whippoorwill Park Trails

Whippoorwill Park is in New Castle (Chappaqua), NY close to Greeley High School (see map here).  It is 167 acres and has a perimeter loop of around 2.5 miles.  There is also an unmarked “purple trail” that is one way, terminating at Whippoorwill Lake Rd.  If you add the purple trail to your run your …

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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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