There is wonderful running in Clearwater, between the Gulf to Bay Blvd. (Rt. 60) and Safety Harbor Marina. A dedicated running path, called the Ream Wilson Trail, runs parallel to N.Bayshore Blvd., for 3 miles one-way between the causeway and Safety Harbor. There are water views for about half of the route, and other sections with a pleasant canopy.There’s a small lake loop at Coopers Bayou Park.
The trail ends at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, but for a longer run, continue along N. Bayshore Blvd. to Phillippe Park, which is another two miles. There is a good sidewalk and pleasant water views.
We also recommend a brief jaunt around Safety Harbor: historic Main St. has a nice canopy and many shops & restaurants. There are also some pleasant residential side streets off Main St. that are nice for running.
Add-On/Variant: A branch of the Ream Wilson Trail heads west off Bayshore Blvd. through a series of linear parks, which is very pleasant for running. It’s just south of Coopers Bayou Park. A loop to Del Oro and Kapok Park & back is 4 miles. MAP