Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

  • 23 Lovers Ln Norfolk, CT, 06058 United States (map)
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The Norfolk Land Trust ("NLT"), an all volunteer organization, was created in 1982 to encourage the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, Connecticut.  Our resources include pristine water courses, beautiful wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and the plants and animals whose habitat it is. 

Trail Runners: Save the Date!
ur 5th Annual 5k- and 10K-Trail Race will be Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
Registration is now open.


ur 10-K race is part of the USATF-CT Association Mountain/Ultra/Tl Running Series this year. Common Start and Finish with 10K and 5K Races. Awards and Post-Race Party at Infinity Hall. Every runner gets a free Big Elm Brewing pint glass and a cup of chili. 

Noon: 10K   A challenging loop over Haystack Mountain,  plus  the classic 5K-trail race through Barbour Woods. This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Rt. 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track up Norfolk's iconic Haystack Mountain. Summit at the Haystack Tower, and descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with the Crossover Trail-- a single track that winds along the mountainside and brings you back to the park's main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam, run along a grassy section of old railroad bed and back into the woods onto a beautiful gladed wetland to the finish.
12:15 PM: 5K A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish.
In the event of severe and dangerous weather, the race will be canceled 24 hours in advance. Check the website for updates. Pre-registration will be good for next year's race.

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Mass Fermentational
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mass Fermentational

Raise a pint and funds for the Mass Brewers Guild during the Mass Fermentational, the organization’s second largest beer festival and fundraiser of the year, set to return to the Worcester Common on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Fifty seven local breweries – from fan favorites, to local legends and newly opened sud houses -- will pour alongside selected special guest out-of-state breweries. Once inside the park, attendees can drink-in all that the Massachusetts craft beer scene has to offer and more.

Tickets are $45 for general admission and includes unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Non-drinkers who wish to enjoy the atmosphere and an afternoon with friends can purchase a Designated Driver ticket for $10. Once inside the festival, patrons can purchase gourmet eats served up by food trucks onsite.

Mass Brewers Guild events are organized by craft brewers for craft brewers. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. To date there are more than 160 craft breweries in Massachusetts.

For more information about the Mass Brewers Guild, or the Mass Fermentational, visit MassBrewersGuild.org or download the state’s FREE beer trail mobile application “Mass Craft Beer,” available in iTunes and Google Play stores.

Local Brewery Line-up
3cross Fermentation Coop
7th Wave Brewing
Abandoned Building Brewery
Altruist Brewing Company
Amherst Brewing
Bad Martha
Battle Road Brewing Company
Bent Water Brewing Co
Big Elm Brewing
Bone Up Brewing Company
Bright Ideas Brewing
Building 8 Brewing
Castle Island Brewing Co.
Cold Harbor Brewing
CraftRoots Brewing Co.
Devil's Purse Brewing Company
Down the Road Brewing Co.
Element Brewing & Distilling
Entitled Beer Company
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Greater Good Imperial Brew Co.
Harpoon Brewery
Honest Weight Artisan Beer
Hopster's Brewing Co.
Jack's Abby Brewing
Kismet Brewing Company
Lookout Farm Brewing Co
Mayflower Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Co
Merrimack Ales
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co.
Moon Hill Brewing Co
New City Brewery
Night Shift Brewing
Purgatory Beer Co
River Styx Brewing
Saltbox Brewery
Samuel Adams
Small Change Brewing Company
Spencer Brewery
Springdale Beer
Start Line Brewing Company
Stellwagen Beer Co
Stone Cow Brewery
Strange Brewery
Timberyard Brewing Company
Tree House Brewing Co.
True North Ales
True West Brewery
Vanished Valley Brewing Co.
Wachusett Brewing Co.
Widowmaker Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Company
Wormtown Brewery
ZēLUS Beer Company

Out-of-State Special Guests
Mast Landing Brewing Co.
Solemn Oath
More to come …

**NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS A 21+ EVENT, IDs REQUIRED AT THE DOOR. NO DOGS ALLOWED EXCEPT SERVICE ANIMALS. THIS IS A CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY EVENT -- NO CIDER IS SERVED. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE**

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Beer and Hymns
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beer and Hymns

Big Elm Brewery

For people who love to sing hymns and drink beer come join us for our 3rd Beer and Hymns event at Big Elm Brewing.  Together with First Congregational Church of Sheffield and the Episcopal Parish we will sing, eat and be merry.  All are welcomed.

 

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Brewery Yoga
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Brewery Yoga

Big Elm Brewery

Sunday Yoga

September 16, October 14, and November 18

12-1pm

$15 (includes a post yoga beer)

Put a little hop into your yoga practice with this fun Sunday vinyasa flow at Big Elm Brewery. All levels Welcome.

65 Silver Street Sheffield MA

Mats and blocks provided or BYO

Pre-registration appreciated.

On Facebook or call 413-229-2348

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Brewery Yoga
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Brewery Yoga

Big Elm Brewery

Sunday Yoga

September 16, October 14, and November 18

12-1pm

$15 (includes a post yoga beer)

Put a little hop into your yoga practice with this fun Sunday vinyasa flow at Big Elm Brewery. All levels Welcome.

65 Silver Street Sheffield MA

Mats and blocks provided or BYO

Pre-registration appreciated.

On Facebook or call 413-229-2348

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Brewery Yoga
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Brewery Yoga

Big Elm Brewery

Sunday Yoga

September 16, October 14, and November 18

12-1pm

$15 (includes a post yoga beer)

Put a little hop into your yoga practice with this fun Sunday vinyasa flow at Big Elm Brewery. All levels Welcome.

65 Silver Street Sheffield MA

Mats and blocks provided or BYO

Pre-registration appreciated.

On Facebook or call 413-229-2348

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Berkshire Fermentation Festival
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Berkshire Fermentation Festival

The Berkshire Fermentation Festival is day long celebration of the diversity of all things fermented and crafted. Each year there is an array of local cultured food vendors sampling and selling their products along with demos, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music, and more.

ALL DAY science corner with Benjamin Wolfe, a microbiologist at Tufts University! Come take a closer look at the microbiology of fermented vegetables, from farm to ferment. 


We're *so* excited to announce that Sandor Katz will be joining us this year at the 4th Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival for 3pm Q&A with Fermentation Revivalist Sandor Katz:
Troubleshoot your failed experiments; let Sandor assuage your biggest worries; bring your questions big and small. Ask about anything fermentation-related!

Culture swap--
Bring labeled samples of your cultures to trade and share at our culture swap table! 
ie kombucha scobys, kefir grains, sourdough starter, etc.


For the Kids--
Jenny Schwartz of Food Adventures will be making vegetable ferments!

More details coming soon!


Like our FB page, join the event page, and invite friends! 

www.facebook.com/berkshireferments
www.instagram.com/berkshireferments

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People Power release date
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

People Power release date

Big Elm Brewery

Come enjoy a beer which will help get the vote out! Our contribution to People Power Beer is a delicious American Pilsner, dry-hopped with Laurel and Citra hops. 

Big Elm pledges to support the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) by bolstering their grassroots People Power initiative to champion voting rights. This program is designed to empower people with the tools and capacity to organize locally to protect grave threats to our civil liberties. We will show our support by brewing a beer eponymously named People Power and proudly donating 10% of the purchase price of that beer to the ACLU.

To get involved go to: PeoplePower.org

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Sheffield Historical Society Festival
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Sheffield Historical Society Festival

  • 159 Main Street Sheffield, MA, 01257 United States (map)
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On Saturday, August 25 the Sheffield Historical Society will be holding our annual Heritage Festival & Family Feast amidst the historic buildings on the society's grounds. The evening begins with a tasting of Big Elm Brewery beer from 5-6 pm, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner from 6-8 pm. There will be assortment of meats from our 19th century smokehouse, authentic historic side dishes, drinks and desserts for you to enjoy while you listen to live music. 

Tickets for the feast are on sale now, the cost is $35 if purchased before August 17, and $40 after that date. Children ages 4-11 can attend for $9, ages 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online in the paypal cart to the right. Or you can mail a check to Sheffield Historical Society, P.O. Box 747, Sheffield, MA 01257, or stop by the Old Stone Store weekends from 11-4 to purchase them in person by check or cash. Once you purchase tickets your name/s will be placed on our guest list, please check in at the Welcome Table at the event. Proceeds will benefit the historical society and support the many free programs and exhibits open to the community that we hold each year. The festival will be under tents so it is a rain or shine event.

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Beer at Music Mountain
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Beer at Music Mountain

Pop up Big Elm beer tent at Music Mountain

For the:

Galvanized Jazz Band

The “best Jazz Band in the State” (Connecticut Magazine) “gets your blood running” (Jazzbeat) with hot dixieland, New Orleans jazz, blues, rags, stomps, struts, spirituals, swing, and classic popular songs from the past century. CONCERT & DINNER PACKAGE available, including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. The Concert & Dinner Package must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.

https://musicmountain.org/event/galvanized-jazz-band/

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Brewery Yoga
Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Brewery Yoga

Big Elm Brewery

Sunday Yoga

August 5,2018 & August 26, 2018

12-1pm

$15 (includes a post yoga beer)

Put a little hop into your yoga practice with this fun Sunday vinyasa flow at Big Elm Brewery. All levels Welcome.

65 Silver Street Sheffield MA

Mats and blocks provided or BYO

Pre-registration appreciated.

On Facebook or call 413-229-2348

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Berkshire Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Berkshire Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Food Truck Festivals of America heading to western side of The Bay State for the First Ever Berkshires Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in Great Barrington, MA. Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to The Great Barrington Fairground.

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Hopped Up For Health 5k/12k Run-Walk or 50 Mile Bike
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Hopped Up For Health 5k/12k Run-Walk or 50 Mile Bike

The Hopped Up For Health Run/Walk or Bike will again take place at Big Elm Brewing (65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA) to help raise money to benefit VIM Berkshires (Volunteers In Medicine).

1 Free Big Elm Beer To Participants (21+ with ID)
Fresh Food Vendors and Music After the Race
Free After Race Massage First Come/First Served

Have a friend that wants to ride to support VIM register here https://www.bikereg.com/hopped-up-for-health-50-mile-ride

Race prizes:
Male & Female- Prizes for top finishers
(18 & under, 19 -29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Location: Big Elm Brewery - 65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Starting Time: 9:00 AM Bike, 10:00 AM Run   (registration/ race day check in 8AM-9:30AM) 

Course: Beautiful course on country roads

Registration: Register online (preferred), by mail, drop off, or race day
Online: BerkshireRunningCenter.com

Entry Fee:  12K Hill Challenge - $40 ($45 Race Day)
                      5K - $25 ($30 Race Day)
                      5K (12 and under-no shirt)- $ 15
                    *T shirts available to first 200 registrants* 

Payment: Make checks payable to: VIM Berkshires

Mail Registrations: Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires
                                777 Main Street Suite 4
                               Great Barrington, MA 01230

Drop Off Entries: at Volunteers in Medicine or Big Elm Brewery

More Information:  Contact jbliss@vimberkshires.org or call  (413) 528-4014

Print out Registration Form to Mail In Here

Volunteers In Medicine Berkshires [a 501(c)(3) non-profit] is a health care center providing free medical care, dental care, mental health and nutrition counseling, optometry, acupuncture and massage in a welcoming, compassionate environment for qualified uninsured adults in Berkshire county.

All race proceeds will go to supporting the clinic- Help us have another successful year!!!

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Power Beer Fest
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Power Beer Fest

The Mass Brewers Guild brings its successful Power Beer Fest back to the SoWa Power Station for a second year to showcase more than 60 local breweries, all under one roof. The event expects to draw 2,000 craft beer lovers to its two-session sequel that will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the ticket sales of Power Beer Fest will support the Mass Brewers Guild, the state’s nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. This is the only beer festival run by brewers, for brewers. Tickets are $55 each for general admission, $25 for designated drivers/non-drinkers. Entrance includes unlimited two ounce beer samples.

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The Pink Boots Society Brew Day at Big Elm Brewing
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

The Pink Boots Society Brew Day at Big Elm Brewing

The Pink Boots Society is an organization for women in the beer industry. For all aspects of the brewing industry, including brewers, maltsters, hop farmers and sales, PBS provides support, education, comradery and scholarships.
March 8th is International Women's Day. To celebrate, Brewer's around the world are collaborating on a brew to support the Pink Boots Society. This year's collaboration style is a free for all. The uniting factor is using a proprietary PBS hop blend.
In addition to this special blend of hops, here at Big Elm we are using local malt from Valley Malt in Hadley MA and Turner Hill Malt in South Egremont, MA.

The Big Elm/PBS brew day is TUESDAY March 6th from 9am to 5pm ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!

Christine and Henry

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Cabin Fever Party!
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Cabin Fever Party!

ALL WORK AND NO BEER MAKES HOMER SOMETHING SOMETHING

The month of February can be a bleak time of year here in Western MA.  To help us all get through to the warmer brighter months of April and May we are going to celebrate the success of making it through the shortest month of the year.  

We hope you can join us here at Big Elm Brewing on Saturday, March 3rd for some good times, good food, and some special beers!

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Wolfsmyth & Spillway @ Big Elm Brewing
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Wolfsmyth & Spillway @ Big Elm Brewing

From Boston, MA and Hartford, CT, Wolfsmyth and Spillway have come to melt our faces off!!

Well they are coming to play some awesome music at Big Elm Brewing on Saturday, February 10th.

The newest music just out from Wolfsmyth can be found here:

https://wolfsmyth.bandcamp.com/

The newest music recently out from Spillway can be found here:

https://spillwaymusic.bandcamp.com/

There will be a small cover at the door.

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Beer, Hymns & Chilli Potluck
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Beer, Hymns & Chilli Potluck

Beer, Hymns & Chili Potluck at Big Elm Brewing on Silver Street in Sheffield.

A freewill offering will go to the Good Samaritan Fund. Non-alcoholic beverages are free. For food – community chili pot luck. Bring enough chili for yourself, we will mix it all together and see what we get!

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Springfield On Tap
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Springfield On Tap

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Seize the hopportunity to try 130+ craft beers in one day at the 3rd annual Springfield on Tap! We’ll be serving up good times and great craft beer and we want YOU to join us. Tip back unlimited samples or hop it up to the VIP level for an additional sampling shenanigans. Sip the day away while enjoying live music entertainment and food from local vendors.

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Trivia Night @ Big Elm
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night @ Big Elm

Wanna win some Big Elm gift cards?

Wanna flex your mind muscles?

Wanna hang out, have a beer and play some trivia?

Come hang out with us on the evening of Friday, February 2nd at The Taproom here at Big Elm Brewing for some fun and challenging trivia.  Your favorite Big Elm Beers will be on tap and we have even arranged to have some sausage sandwiches for sale from the awesome Sky View Farms right here in town.

So grab a beer, grab a sandwich and put your thinking caps on!

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Big Elm 5 Year Anniversary Party
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Big Elm 5 Year Anniversary Party

After 5 awesome years we are super excited to still be brewing it up in Sheffield, MA. You all have been awesome fans, customers, and friends! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, feedback, and support, we could not have done any of this without you. We want to share in this anniversary with you! We will be celebrating our 5 years of beer at Big Elm Brewing on Saturday, November 25th with live music from Whiskey Jack String Band, food from Sky View Farm, and some special beers along with all of our classics.
Barrel Aged Stout, special sour beers, Dead of Winter, Dark Star Dunkel, Thunderlips, Fat Boy, Zorro Sour, Lions, Lager, IPA, Gerry Dog Stout, and 413 Farmhouse.
Please come and join us!!

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Thompson Square at The Mahaiwe
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Thompson Square at The Mahaiwe

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The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in modern day Country music. International Country music stars, Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada and Australia with #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” respectively.  

Beer tasting at intermission with Big Elm Brewing

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Morning Hike at Mt. Race & Afternoon Social at Big Elm Brewing
Oct
28
9:15 AM09:15

Morning Hike at Mt. Race & Afternoon Social at Big Elm Brewing

We'll begin with a look at Lower Race Brook Falls. Then we'll follow blue blazes along Race Brook Falls Trail. On our way up we'll cross over Race Brook on stepping-stones. There will be another, high crossing over a "bridge" of parallel logs. We'll pass by a campsite, then turn left (south) onto the Appalachian Trail. From there we'll follow the white blazes, past 100 year old head-high pitch pine, to the summit. There is one nice view that you'll see while on your feet, looking out over the vegetation. There is another just ahead where we will stop and sit to have a snack. Then we'll retrace our steps back down to our cars. The total round trip of this hike is 7.2 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,625 feet. We will travel at an overall pace of 1.5 mph, for a total hike time of approximately 4.5 hours. More than half of this hike is strenuous and steep. There are some stairs, and even more rock scrambles. We will include a few stops during our ascent to rest and drink water. Also, there are a couple of brief, very steep drop-offs where you will need sure footing. Dogs are welcome if they ALWAYS get along well with all other dogs and all people. Dogs MUST be kept on a 10 ft. max leash at all times. Owners must carry proof of current rabies vaccination. Afterward, everyone is invited to Big Elm Brewing which is less than a 10 minute drive down the road. We'll get takeout (maybe pizza?) elsewhere for our group and split the cost, so please bring cash. You can purchase beer in the taproom. The staff lead tours of their brewery too. The address is Big Elm Brewing, 65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA 01257.

Date and Time

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:15AM - 3:00PM

Location

Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

 

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

 

Overview

Free parking. Race Brook Falls Parking Area, located on the west side of the road. According to Google Maps, the address is 716-732 South Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257. The coordinates are 42.090301, -73.411277

 

Cost

Free

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Berktoberfest
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Berktoberfest

The 10th Annual Pittsfield Berktoberfest is happening! Celebrate TEN years of this charity beerfest, once again supporting the Elizabeth Freeman Center and Moments House.  Enjoy great local and regional craft beer!  Eat great local foods from our friends at Flavours of Malaysia, Hot Tomatoes, and Otto's Breakfast & Deli! Listen to awesome local bands! It's sure to be yet another great event to ring in the Autumn in the Berkshires!

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Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

Norfolk Land Trust

The Norfolk Land Trust ("NLT"), an all volunteer organization, was created in 1982 to encourage the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, Connecticut. Our resources include pristine water courses, beautiful wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and the plants and animals whose habitat it is.

CLASSIC 5K

A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish. (Please see yellow route on map.)

HAYSTACK 10K

Want to go a little longer? Try adding a challenging loop over Haystack Mountain. This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Route 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track to summit at Norfolk's iconic Haystack Mountain Tower. Descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with a single track winding along the mountainside bringing you back to the park's main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam and finish up the 5k course. (Please see map. The green route is added to the yellow loop for the 10k.

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