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Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Trot: Flexible Trail Run in New Hartford

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 9:30AM - 11:45AM


Jones Mountain Preserve, 161 Steele Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057,
Connecticut, West of River,
CT United States


Registration is required for this activity.

Registration is closed


This is a beautiful woodland parcel with some features of its farming past intact. This route is suitable for advanced beginner trail runners. If you are a hiker who runs, or a runner who hikes, this is for you. This is intended as a practice run, but questions are always welcome, and leader will provide tips as needed. This is a 2.5 mile loop, so participants can plan to run it once, or if you are looking for more challenge, we can run it again to get 5 miles. There is also a .25 mile loop at the top, where the group can add more distance as desired. The first half-mile single track has an uphill, and we will dance over and on some rocks, before being treated to a wide forest road with easier terrain and some long uphills and gentle down hills. Trail running shoes are STRONGLY encouraged, due to the carpet of leaves that covers most of the trail. Municipal/Land trust property borders a game club, but we will be sticking to the permissible trails. Wear orange or other high visibilty clothing if you have it, as good practice. Please bring hydration, nutrition, layers, and a face covering. Steady rain will cancel; icy conditions may modify or cancel this event. Leader will contact registered participants by email by 7:30 am on the day of the event with any changes.

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Jones Mountain Preserve



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Adults (18+)


(best time to call: Not after 9 pm or before 7 am. Texts welcome. May have no signal at trail.)

Putting one foot in front of the other, I love to share my passion for the outdoors with others, and always looking for my next adventure!