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    • 17 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Luther Forest Athletic Fields 30 Rocket Way Malta, NY 12020

    The 100 Acre Wood features a fantastic trail system that has been maintained by our friends with the Roundabout Runners Club in Malta.   The well groomed trail system has been expanded now to include a 5 K trail. The trails offer a mix of fairly flat terrain and some short, steep sections.  We will meet at the Luther Forest Athletic Fields where the trail begins and ends.  We will do the 5 K course once or twice!

    Stats:
    Rating: Easy

    Elevation Gain: 262+- feet

    Distance: 5.12+- miles

    Where: Luther Forest Athletic Fields 30 Rocket Way Malta, NY 12020

    Starting on the Adirondack Northway, get off at Exit 12 and head east on NY-67. Turn right onto U.S. 9, drive south, and then turn left onto Stonebreak Road.

    Stonebreak Road will bring you to an intersection with 100 Acre Woods Way and Stonebreak Road Extension.  Do not turn here but continue on Stonebreak Road until the next roundabout and stay right on Rocket Way.  The ball fields are on the right.

    Use this link for Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/xk6Y3iHDgVnPDfcGA

     

    • 24 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • 201 Wilton Rd, Corinth, NY 12822

    The Lake Bonita Trailhead is part of the Moreau Lake State Park Trail System.   We are going to run from the trailhead to the Hudson River Overlook primarily along the Lake Ann Lavender trail.   We run down to Lake Bonita, to the right around the lake on the green trail, then take the Lake Ann Lavender trail to Lake Ann.  This part is up hill on rocky terrain.  We will continue on the Lavender trail to the Hudson River Overlook.  Round trip is 5 miles plus.   It is primarily up hill to get there, but coming back is much less elevation.



    Stats: 

    Rating: Difficult

    Elevation Gain: unknown

    Distance: 5.12+- miles

    Where: Lake Bonita Trailhead is at 201 Wilton Rd, Corinth, NY.     Get off exit 16 I87 Northway, take a left off the exit ramp, heading West on Ballard Rd.   Once you get to the intersection of Ballard Rd, RT 9 and Corinth Mountain Rd, continue forward up the mountain.   The parking area is on Corinth/Wilton Mountain Road 2.1 miles west of Route 9.

    This is the google link for directions using Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/AN1DqR1qYw3uijoq8

     

    • 07 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Reds Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871

    We will meet at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville.   From the parking area we will run along the Old Champlain Canal Towpath Trail.   This is a flat gravel path that runs along side the old canal.   We will take that trail to the Hudson Crossings Park where we will take the Eagle Point Trail out to the end of the park with views of the Hudson River and the falls.   We will go back on the Riverview Sensory Trail to Fort Hardy.  This is about 3.5 miles.  For those that want to go on, we will cross the street and run to the Schuyler Mansion and across Rt 4 to run the Saratoga Siege Trail.   The Saratoga Siege Trail is a flat, half-mile walking trail, which follows along the south side of Fish Creek.   At  the end we will turn about and run back to Ft Hardy Park.  Total round trip is around six miles but it is mostly flat.
    Stats:

    Rating: Easy

    Elevation Gain: less than 300. Nominal.

    Distance: 3.5 miles or 6 miles

    Where: Fort Hardy Park,  Reds Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871

    This is the link for Google Map Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/UcJcBnnPVoepdGuH9

     

    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • 52 Spruce Mountain Rd, Porter Corners, NY 12859

    This is another Saratoga PLAN property:  The newly re-routed Spruce Mountain Trail, located roughly 20 minutes north of Saratoga Springs in the Town of Corinth, is a 2.5-mile hike leading to the mountain's summit and historic fire tower.  The trail is a moderate to difficult hike, so we will run what you can up and run down!   

    Stats:

    Rating: moderate to difficult

    Elevation Gain: 262+- feet

    Distance: 5 miles

    Where: 52 Spruce Mountain Rd, Porter Corners, NY 12859

    Directions:

    From Saratoga Springs, NY, head north on Route 9N towards Corinth. Shortly after passing through South Corinth take a left on Wells Road. After a few miles, Wells Road comes to a T-intersection. A right at this intersection puts you on Spruce Mountain Road (not signed) just a few hundred yards down this road there will be a dead end sign. Pass the gate entrance to the fire tower access road on the left and proceed to the parking area.

    Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/gK6NQDzpomyohNh36

    For more information: https://www.saratogaplan.org/explore/public-preserves-trails/spruce-mountain/ 

    • 21 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kalabus Perry Hiking Area, 109-199 Gailor Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    The KP trail system is part of the Saratoga County Trails Initiative that offers some forested single track running with many switchbacks.  We’ll start at the large parking lot at the end of Gailor Lane and take the orange trail with a short jaunt on the yellow trail to get some elevation gain.  We’ll need to stay together as there are many intersections, especially at the #6 junction that Laura Clark describes as the Tibetan Prayer Monument (TPM) where there are multiple color trails and flagging ribbons that decorate the forest. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

    Stats:

    Rating:  Easy

    Elevation Gain:  610+- feet

    Distance: 5 miles

    Where:  Kalabus Perry Hiking Area, 109-199 Gailor Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

      This is an approximate location.  We will meet at the very end of Gailor Lane at the large parking area.

     

    Here is the map.


     

    • 28 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • 157 Daniels Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    When:  6:00pm 

    Location: 129 Daniels Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Getting There:  Enter driveway east of where Daniels road and Clinton Street intersect (just past the Shadow Woods Driveway).  Wooden sign post at the end of the driveway.  Past the old-time gas pump and follow the parking lot signs to the end…. It’s a ways back to the lot.

    Stats:  Difficult.  Mostly single track with rocks and roots.  Distance:  4.7 miles.  400’ of elevation gain.

    Trails:  We will start from the parking lot on the main trail (red) for about 1.1 miles, at the 5-way intersection, stay on the main trail (right-most), past putnam dam trail, then right on the rookery trail (blue), at the yellow trail intersection stay straight for the run along the peninsula, past “the point” and where the trail splits, take right steep down to the yellow trail, across the footbridge and back to the main trail intersection, straight across to the putnam dam trail (blue), past granite lake, and back to the main trail, head straight to the carriage trail at the 5-way intersection, cross brook and sharp left to the unnamed double track trail, then back on the main trail for final return. 

    Be Prepared:  Print and bring the map with you as there are a lot of spur trails off the trails listed.

    Bug Report:  **Mosquitoes are fierce! ** Bug spray encouraged…

    Here is the map:




    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Saratoga Spa State Park

    Tonight we’re back at Saratoga Spa State Park to run the Five Mile Trail. If you have never run this trail before, it is a broad mixture of trail surfaces that even includes a stair workout! 

    Stats:

    Rating:  Easy

    Elevation Gain:  260+- feet

    Distance: 5 miles

    Where:  We will meet at Stryder bench on the field, the same place the Wednesday night workouts are held.

    Here is the map.

     

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Whipple Truss Bridge, Riverview Rd, Rexford, NY 12148

    We are returning to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in Clifton Park but this time we will meet at the Whipple Truss Bridge Trailhead.   The running here is on flat gravel paths that were part of the old tow path that pulled boats along the old Erie Canal.  It offers great views of the Mohawk River on one side and the historic walls of the old canal on the other.   

    When walking here in the late spring or summer, be wary that you're likely to encounter many insects. You're never far from water, including the stagnant area of the old canal, so mosquitoes tend to breed in the area.

    Directions: 

    Stats:

    Rating: Easy

    Elevation Gain: 262+- feet

    Distance: 5+- miles

    Where: Whipple Truss Bridge, Riverview Rd, Rexford, NY 12148

    Link to Google Map Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SeAfWJkQy5aSjnZv9

     

    • 02 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Spier Falls/ Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead 190 Spier Falls Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

    This trail run will bring us to Moreau Lake State Park where we will meet at the Spier Falls "Saddle" Trailhead.   The parking area can be difficult to find.  As you go up Spire Falls Rd, you will get to the top and drop down into a "saddle", with the parking area is in on a dirt road on the left if you are coming from I-87.  From here we are going to take the Western Ridge Trail.  The Western Ridge Trail offers several great views of Hudson River.  However, this trail run is rated difficult and so runners should expect steep elevation and rocky conditions.  We will run it as an out and back, out to one of the overlooks of the Hudson River and then back.   We will be staying on the Yellow Western Ridge Trail the entire time.

    Stats:

    Rating: Difficult

    Elevation Gain: steep

    Distance: 5 +- miles

    Where: Spier Falls/ Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead 190 Spier Falls Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

    This is the link for Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/R983H72SKUHBDPSQ6