Exploring the Fells on fast feet

The weather is beginning to cool down and the leaves are starting to change color, signaling that autumn is here. With the cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery, this time of year is perfect to get out in the Fells for a trail run. The Fells is home to many trails that are great for trail running, either on your own or with some new friends.

On Saturday, September 30th, a group of trail runners and Fells lovers enjoyed a trail run through the Eastern portion of the Fells. They headed east on the Cross-Fells Trail, with short detours to see the beauty of the waterfall at the Cascade and the views of Boston from Pinnacle Rock. They then headed back west to take in the beautiful views of Spot Pond and ended with a scenic loop around Wright’s Pond.

Shawn Hoyt, who lives near the edge of the Fells in Medford and can frequently be seen running through the Fells on his Instagram account @shawnhoytstayactive, organized and guided the trail run. Shawn is a FOF member, volunteer, and an avid trail runner. Since turning 50 years old, he has run the full length of every marked trail in the Fells Reservation. Shawn is starting to plan for another run, so watch the FOF website for upcoming details about the next trail run!

Keep an eye on our calendar here for more trail runs and other guided hikes!