WESTON, Conn. -- Devil’s Den in Weston and Redding drew national attention from Runner’s World magazine in its October issue.
The magazine highlighted the 20 miles of trails at Devil’s Den in its “Rave Run” feature. The report said: “With a little more than 20 miles of trails shaded by oaks and pitch pines, Devil’s Den Preserve is the perfect location for a fall run.”
The short story also featured runner Carolyn Koelszar, who said: “It’s hilly and you have to watch your step. But the leaves inspire you.”
Devil’s Den, officially named The Lucius Pond Ordway Devil's Den Preserve, encompasses 1,746 acres in Weston and Redding. It is one of the largest preserves in the New York area. The main entrance is at the end of Pent Road in Weston.
The preserve dates back more than 5,000 years, according to Wikipedia. It once housed a sawmill below Godfrey Pound, when the region was a lumbering and charcoal-burning center. It also served as a refuge area for residents escaping harassment from British soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
The Runner’s World story also mentioned The Little Pub in Ridgefield as a suggestion for a nearby restaurant, and The Reservoir Run , a half marathon in Weston that will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, as one of the top fall races in the area.
Click here for the Runner’s World story.