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40 Best Runs in New England

Great Runs has assembled a huge collection of fantastic places to run in the five New England states, which include Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Here’s a selection of 40 favorites, culled  from each region and major city. And for even more inspiration, check out a list of the Best New England Half Marathons, curated by our friends at Halfmarathons.net


Boothbay Harbor

Maine: Mid-Coast

Quaint coastal town, known for its coastal views, shops and restaurants, and as a departure point for ferries. We've mapped a 4 mile 'Boothbay Harbor' route, featuring great water views, and a 2.8 mile there and back along Shore Rd. on Ocean Point.

Islesboro Tour

Located just off of Maine’s mid-coast, accessible by ferry from Camden. Beautiful island for running in the Penobscot Bay, with quiet roads, pretty foliage, and great water views. We've mapped a 7 mile loop from the ferry terminal.

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads

You don’t have to be a serious trail runner to enjoy the backcountry views in this National Park. Acadia has 45 miles of wide, well-groomed carriage roads that are perfect for a refreshing fall run. Fantastic option in the fall.

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