Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We Run This Town: North Ponds Park

Before I start this post, check out my interview on Girls Gone Sporty, here

Time for another edition of "We Run This Town"!  This time it is North Ponds Park in Webster, New York. 


One of two ponds

I don't exactly remember how we found this park, I think the first time we went there was during one of our first rides.  The park is conveniently located right off of Route 104 and connects with the Route 104 Trail that runs parallel to the expressway.

Route 104 Trail

We quickly realized that North Ponds Park had a unique feature that we really liked. It is almost exactly one mile around the entire park and has .1 mile marks around the path (I say almost because the "start" and "finish" are located in different spots).  



For this reason, we have gone to North Ponds Park primarily for tempo workouts.  One time we ran around the park's one mile loop six times!  We have also biked around North Ponds Park and then continued on the 104 Trail.  


The other pond


Luckily, there is only one hill and downhill throughout the entire park so it is almost like a track, but better!


We haven't used any of them, but there are different exercise stations throughout the park.  I think that would make an interesting workout!


You can always find animals at North Ponds Park, specifically birds!  The one annoying part is that the geese are usually in the way, I had one hiss at me the last time we ran there!  Ironically, yesterday when I was taking these photos all of the geese were either in the water or far away from the path (good thing since I had Bernie with me). 

Heron



Another feature of North Ponds Park is that there are bathrooms located at the start/finish, which is nice since I've had to use them before!


I hope you enjoyed North Ponds Park!

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on your Grils Gone Sporty interview!! How fun!

    ReplyDelete
  2. hmmmm, looks like a great tempo place... might need to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like a lovely place! I often see those "fit stations" in older parks with no one on them... they need to make a comeback. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great place to go! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a nice place! My parents grew up in Rochester so I still have family there. I'll have to check it out if I am ever in town!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's a really nice park. I like that it has each .1 marked. Good job Bernie keeping the birds away!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a great place to do tempo workouts! That's awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great place to run and I love that it has the workout stations. Fun!

    ReplyDelete