Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nickerson Exploration

Ryan and I snuck away this morning for a run and lunch together. We headed to Nickerson State Park in Brewster, which we had heard was good biking and running. Since we had no idea where to go, we just took off on one of the trails heading from the parking lot. It led to the paved bike path so we took one of the random wide , grassy trails that paralleled the path and the powerlines. It wasn't great running - and we were both thinking meh! - but eventfully we headed down to Cliff Pond and found some sweet singletrack that meandered along the pond's edge. I was very happy and may have been running a bit too quickly in that stretch ;)

However, not all the trail was nice and pine needle lined. Overall, there was a bit too much poison ivy for my liking especially on some of the narrow trails along the ponds, but there were some good views along the few ponds we ran along. It also was hot and humid so we were soaked - of course, it is summer! 

Cliff Pond 

Singletrack running

Water lilies

Pond view

We ended up with a little over 8 miles and called it a day. It was fun to have Ryan with me on the trails for a bit!

We followed up the run with a yummy brunch and a meander out into Chatham before heading back for a few hours on the beach this afternoon. A good vacation day :)

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