The best option in the Atlantic City area to clock some off-road miles is to drive the 15 minutes to Pleasantville and run on the Somers Point Bike Path. This 7.5-mile paved multi-use trail ties together some of the Shore’s key communities, including Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point. While most of the path is inland, it provides an important link to the waterfront for many of these residential areas.
The Pleasantville end starts near the Atlantic City/Greenwood Cemetery, heads east briefly, and then runs south toward Somers Point, along Fuse Ave. &B Wabash Ave. ending at 1st St. & W New Jersey Ave. in Somers Point. The nicest sections are along historic Wabash Ave., which is pleasantly tree-shaded, with some nice homes.
Add-Ons: At Somers Point, enjoy some of the nicer streets of the historic Old Town. You can also run on the Ocean City Bike Path alongside Stainton Memorial Causeway. It’s basically a wide shoulder alongside a four-lane road, but there are good views of the water and the area’s islands. It’s 2 miles across the Causeway, and then the bike path continues for another 3 miles along Haven Ave. in Ocean City.
- Up to 7.5 miles one-way; Can connect to the 5-mile Ocean City Bike Path in Somers Point
- Pleasantville: Near the Atlantic City/Greenwood Cemetery; Numerous other start/access points
- Numerous access points along the path in Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood, & Somers Point