Come join Special Olympics New York for a 5K Trail Run at Mendon Ponds Park. The 5K route will follow the Quaker Pond Trail Loop with the start near the Lookout Shelter. This will be a chip timed event. There will be a craft beer tasting following the event for participants over 21 years of age. Details to come soon!
All proceeds from this 5K event will benefit the local athletes that participate with Special Olympics New York.
About the Quaker Pond Trail Loop: This is an easy trail over level terrain. Beavers have been active in this area for many years. As you cross the wooden footbridges over moving water, look around for evidence of felled trees, dams, lodges and even a beaver meadow. There are also three observation points offering great views of the pond and waterfowl viewing, especially during migrations. You will see wildflowers, ferns, sedges, rushes, and an interesting variety of shrubs.