This is a compendium of the best places to run in Connecticut, focused on the major population centers and scenic visitor spots. Here’s how we put it together:
Hartford: 10 great routes including the river, downtown, and some cool neighborhoods.
Coastal Connecticut. The best places to run in the string of lovely spots along Long Island Sound, from Stonington to Greenwich.
Mystic, Stonington, Groton. Pleasant waterside running in these visitor hotspots, plus some parks with great trails and views.
Rhode Island Coastal. See our coastal routes in neighboring Westerly & Watch Hill, plus all of our Rhode Island running recommendations.
Weston/Wilton/Ridgefield Area. Two great spots are Devil’s Den and Weir Farm.
New Haven Area. Home to Yale, East Rock, and some lovely coastal running.
Stamford and Greenwich. Peaceful pastoral roads by high-end homes, and some great parks and coastal points for running.