I wasn't going to run yesterday. After yoga, weightlifting, and zumba the day before I figured if I didn't feel like running, I didn't have to. But funny things happen when you make deals like that with yourself.
I was walking home from Firestone and realized how warm it was, so I thought about maybe doing an easy jog, I am a bit uninspired by my neighborhood, standard Levitt Town neighborhood. So I started searching nature preserves and trails in my county. I found one up in one of the other neighborhoods that has 80 acres of land. The website I had found said that there were no marked trails, but well beaten down paths, so getting lost wouldn't be an issue.
I did find there were in fact marked trails, as well as unmarked. However, despite being in the middle of a housing development, I did get turned around so I stuck to the marked trails for my run.
The blue trail starts as a wide dirt road that goes down hill towards the Round Lake Reservoir. I should note that it's a decent size hill to try to run up.
There are a couple of different Yellow trails. The first is a loop ( you can start on either the left or right of the path they do loop together) which I would have to assume is roughly a mile based on how long it took me. This trail is brand spankin' new as it was someone's eagle scout project this year.
After I had run the yellow trail loop, I followed the blue trail down to the reservoir and around it. On the other side, I found the yellow trail again and began to follow that before it started to rain and I had enough running for the day.
Overall I am very excited about the potential of this trail. Kinns Road Park is a bit over run and always crowded with people and dogs, here I didn't see anyone. I plan on exploring more. These are great trails for any beginning trail runner since it's not very technical. Who knew there was such a great gem right in the middle of one of the major housing developments in town!?