I was on a regular run in western New York on May 16, 2019. The weather can still be unpredictable in this part of the country this time of year regarding temperature, humidity, and precipitation.
A mental health counselor based in Rochester, New York, Laura Howard has expanded on her trail running base to balance the demands of everyday life. She enjoys all types of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, SUPing, and cycling. Driven by the pursuit of empowerment and a desire to try new things, Laura focuses on community and using her positive attitude to encourage others to believe in themselves. You will find her giving back through local trail maintenance, volunteering at races and encouraging people to test their limits. Laura is inspired by outdoor spaces and deep, and thrives on deep, meaningful connections with others.
Who would guess a small town in Western New York would have such a wide variety of trails for runners, hikers, and adventurers to choose from? Rochester lies in close proximity to the Finger Lakes Region, and it simply cannot be left out.