Weir Farm (Wikimedia Commons)

The scenic Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, located in the state’s northwest corner, are a popular destination for New York City-ites looking for a rural escape. The area’s fall foliage, rustic New England architecture, plentiful farms, and antique shops draw in both casual tourists and owners of second homes — so much so that the Litchfield Hills have been called “The Hamptons of Connecticut.” We’ve mapped 10+ fantastic places to run in the Litchfield Hills. FULL GUIDE.  Highlights:

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail/Farmington River Trail. The Heritage trail stretches 40 miles from Simsbury to Southington, while the River Trail is a 16-mile spur.

Easygoing Trail Running in the White Memorial Conservation Center, on the Appalachian Trail along the Housatonic, Steep Rock Preserve, and Larkin State Park.

Rural Road Running. We’ve mapped routes on some of the prettiest rural rodes in Norfolk, Kent, Litchfield, and Salisbury.

Full Running Guide to Litchfield Hills