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New Hartford Night Cornhole Tournament

The New Hartford Night Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Brodie Park in New Hartford, CT

The event is organized by Corndaddy Cornhole Co.

Entry fee is $50 per two-person team. Players must bring their own bags.

Payment can be made in advance by mailing a check payable to New Hartford Recreation to Town Hall

P.O. Box 316

New Hartford, CT 06057

Advance registration is encouraged by emailing

Tournament day payment requires exact cash.

Prizes awarded to top three finishers, and there will be a $300 grand prize.

Tournament begins at 3:30 pm.

Later there will be live music, food trucks and beverages by Norbrook farm Brewery.

For more information email Pam FitzGerald at

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Litchfield Hills Triathlon and AquaBike

The Litchfield Hills Triathlon and AquaBike will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Brodie Park, 580 West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057.

Race start time: 7:30 am.

Entry Fees:

Triathlon :  $85

AquaBike:  $85

Prices increase after June 8th.

To register or to learn more details about the races including race course, awards, post race activities and more visit:

A portion of the profits will benefit Brodie Park.

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20th Annual Race Around the Lake

The 20th Annual Race Around the Lake will take place Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Brodie Park, West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT.

Race starts at 10:00 am.

Due to the Covid, there have been a few changes in the registration process.

There will be NO day of race registration and the cutoff to register is Friday May 28th @ 3 PM.

The race will be using chip timing and social distancing is required for the start.

Greystone will provide a disposable chip and bib numbers.

Results will be posted on-line in Gun-Time.


Free to everyone who signs up by May 12, 2021


The first 100 people who sign up by May 1, 2021 will be entered into a drawing for a pair of race socks.

Five participants will be selected.

Race Cost:

13 years old and younger: $15.00

14 years old and older:      $25.00

 To register (and pay) go to:

​Parking is available in lots located on Niles Rd and West Hill Rd

The route is appealing and highlights the beauty of the area.

Runners and walkers wind their way through the local Boy Scout

camp, past the West Hill Pond boat ramp with the majestic view

of the lake, down through the quiet tree lined streets of the area,

ending, where it began at the park.

Prizes awarded for first overall male and female finisher and first and second place finishers in the following divisions:

13 an under


18 -21






70 and older

Proceeds from the race will benefit Brodie Park.

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19th Annual Race Around the Lake Virtual for 2020

The 19th Annual Race Around the Lake, West Hill Pond that is, will be held virtually,  now through October 4th.

The event was postponed from its traditional Memorial Day time slot because of the pandemic.

Organizers hope runners will still utilize the actual 5K course (safely of course) to take in the beauty of their surroundings. The course begins and ends at Berkshire Hall at Brodie Park.

Runners are on their own to clock and submit their times. Prizes will be awarded, and all finishers will receive a T shirt.

Entry fees range from $10 – $20 depending on age.

To register go to :

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Beautiful Places

Have you noticed how quickly time has passed by this year? Seasons seem only to last a month or so, then gone- especially autumn. Already October is half over, and leaf-viewing opportunities are fading. We’ll have to hustle if we want to capture the glory of the Tri-State’s most precious time of year.

And we have some recommendations for where to see it all. These are the beautiful places often mentioned in sportingAcause- the venues where so many walks and runs take place throughout the year. They are the parks and trails where folks can safely run and walk often without venturing onto a highway and maybe take in their surroundings as they pass by.

The White Memorial Conservation Center is one, with 40 miles of trails within 4,000 acres of woodlands, fields, rivers and wetlands in Litchfield, CT. Learn more at

Another is the Walkway Over the Hudson, a converted rail road trestle which spans high above the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dozens of walks and 5K’s are held here every year. In fact a Walk To End Alzheimer’s and a Walk To Defeat ALS will be held there this Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Take part in one and view the river vistas at the same time. Visit for details.

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail and the tongue-twisting Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, in Millerton, NY and Cheshire, MA respectively, offer miles of paved pathways with gorgeous views. Visit and for more info.

And here are some more candidates for great autumn viewing:

Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck, NY,

Barbour Woods, Norfolk, CT

Peach Hill Park,   Poughkeepsie, NY

Pittsfield State Forest, Pittsfield, MA

Brodie Park, New Hartford, CT,

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA ,

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