Hey everyone! I’ll be hosting another trail run adventure on Sunday, September 22nd. This one will take us out near Ridgefield, CT (approx. 1 hour 20 minutes out of the city) to run the Saugatuck Trail. As with all the runs in this series, we will have lunch at a local restaurant afterwards, followed by a fun activity (this time, a family farm with apple picking and baby bunnies)! I have talked to several people who are also interested in just hiking, so that option is also available.
YES - this fits with marathon training! It is a time on feet run and we usually aim to allow 2-3 hours of running. This easily fits within ANY marathon training plan!
The full itinerary is below:
1. Meet at the corner of 58th and 8th Avenue at 8:00AM. We will pick up everyone there and drive out to the trailhead (approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes). If you drive others, we will cover your gas and tolls. Otherwise, please Venmo me (@Eric-Passmore) a $25 deposit for your spot in the car. I always aim to keep the cost around $25 total for transportation and will do my best to make sure we don’t exceed that limit, to a reasonable degree. Please be sure to be on time!
2. Once there, we will run Saugatuck Trail, which wraps around a large reservoir with several lookout points. There will be multiple points along the full path (10.7 miles) at which runners can rest, drop off, or turn around if so desired. There is around 1k feet of elevation change over these 10.7 miles, making it a moderate difficulty trail. For more information, see the trail here: https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7012762/saugatuck-trail
3. Once we are all done running, we will make our way to the Little Pub. This is a highly rated local restaurant with a variety of food and beers at a reasonable price point. You can see the full menu here: http://www.littlepub.com/ridgefield/menus.php
4. After we are done with lunch, we will head down to a small family farm in the area called Silvermans Farm (https://www.silvermansfarm.com/) where we will be able to end the day with some peach and apple picking, visiting their new baby bunnies and goats, and some nice rural breezes.
5. We can head back once we are done with the farm, with a target arrival time back in NY at around 5-6pm.