A view from route 13 of Mason road. The driveway on the right is the entrance to Camp Tevya. The race will begin at the covered bridge.
Starting line. Please try not to trample other runners going through the covered bridge.
The first 0.4 miles are along paved roads at Camp Tevya. The trail begins here at the gate.
The first few miles of the trail are well groomed, and it is difficult to get lost since the path is so wide. When in doubt, go straight along the large path.
There are some roots along the trail, but they are not difficult to run for anyone with trail running experience.
Due to a landowner issue, at North Mason road there will be a turn to the right. We will follow route 13 until Scabbard Mill Lane, and then join the trail again. We apologize for this inconvenience.
After crossing Scabbard Mill Brook Road, the path winds a bit around the old Railroad Bridge. After the bridge is one of the few turns on the trail, going to the right.
Here is the turn to the right.
This is around mile 3.
Along the way there are several ponds that are quite beautiful.
Getting close to the half way point. There is another pond on the right.
This is the Four Corners, which connects the Rail Trail to the Bartell Trail. This will be the site of the second aid station.
The trail continues through some nice canopied areas. The trail is still flat and straight.
The play of sunlight and shade in the forest.
This is the PSNH easement. On the other side of the field is the end of the Brookline Rail Trail and the beginning of the Milford Rail Trail. Only three miles until the Milford DPW.
Here the trail deviates from the rail bed, which is usually underwater. This is the beginning of a few hills on the left.
The third road crossing at Melendy Road. Take a right on the road and go to about the end of the guard rail.
Here is the sign for the trail.
After the crossing at Melendy road, the trail goes straight for a while and then takes a sharp turn to the right.
Keep an eye out for interesting burls on trees. But also keep on eye on footing in this section. There are a lot of rocks and roots on the hills.
The Milford Rail Trail is not as straight as the Brookline Rail Trail, but it is still easy to follow and there are few side paths.
Here the trail crossing over a driveway.
The crossing at Armory road. It is pretty obvious. Keep an eye out for traffic on this road.
The tunnel under route 101.
The last road crossing at Union Street. It goes straight across to the left of the guard rail.
Entering the woods at the final stretch before the Milford DPW.
The bridge at the Milford DPW. This is mile 7.5, the half-way point. There will be an aid station here.
Heading back from Milford DPW towards Union Street.
Towards the hills.
Down the hill to the bridge. Take a sharp left here.
The trail winds through the woods.
Back in Brookline.
The Four Corners on the way back.
Getting closer to the railroad trestle
Here is where the original rail trail goes to the left towards the trestle, and the race goes to the right.
Take a sharp left here towards the trestle.
Difficult to get lost here.
Getting closer to Lake Potanipo.
Here is a view of the Lake from the boat launching. This is right next to the race start.
Had to get a photo of the lighthouse.
Across the street from the race start is another covered bridge. The rail trail continues this way on to route 13, but it needs some more work.
This is the parking lot at the start of the Bartell Trail. It is about 1/2 mile from here to the Four Corners aid station. The parking lot is located near Eddy Ave off route 13.
The beginning of the Bartell Trail. Thanks for looking at the race preview. See you on race day!