Along the Siwoney Indian Trail, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY

A native New Yorker, I've lately switched from mountain biking to trail running because winter temperatures make biking more difficult. Running, being slower paced, reduces apparent wind chill.

I prefer trail to street running because of the natural environment it implies.

You can see from the map (you can access it below) that this trail is rather flat and sometimes abuts major highways. But in the main it has plenty of natural beauty.

History records parts of the trail as used by the Siwoney Indians, indigenous natives who played a major role in colonial settlements with the Dutch and English.

Within a mile radius the infamous massacre of Ann Hutchinson and her family occurred in the early 1600's. As late as the 1920's there were reports of solitary Indians still inhabiting these woods.

Check out my 3.5 mi Trail Run on Strava: