Lake and Mountain Vacation Areas

Favorites for Summer

  • Asheville, NC

    The small city of Asheville, tucked into the Swannanoa and French Broad River valleys of the Blue Ri... Read More
  • Aspen, CO

    A former mining camp settled on the Rocky Mountains’ Roaring Fork River, the tony town of Aspen is... Read More
  • Banff/Canmore/Lake Louise, Alberta

    An outdoor recreation mecca in all seasons exists in the Canadian Rockies just a couple of hours no... Read More
  • Berkshires, MA (The Berkshires)

    This is our guide to running in The Berkshires, an area identified by the hills of Western Massachus... Read More
  • Boise, ID

    Capital and largest city in Idaho, Boise is a recreational mecca. The setting is beautiful, with a r... Read More
  • Boulder, CO

    Boulder, Colorado is one of the country’s havens for those who love the outdoors. Located at the b... Read More
  • Bozeman, MT

    Bozeman is one of our favorite small towns for running in the United States. An outdoor recreation m... Read More
  • Colorado Springs, CO

    Just 60 miles south of Denver, the Rocky Mountain town of Colorado Springs is a paradise for lovers... Read More
  • Litchfield Hills, CT

    The scenic Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, located in the state’s northwest corner, are a popular... Read More
  • Finger Lakes Region, NY

    The Finger Lakes is a popular visitor destination, especially in summer and fall. It’s known f... Read More
  • Grenoble, France

    Considered the ‘capital of the Alps’, Grenoble is located in the Rhône-Alpes of France... Read More
  • Jackson/Jackson Hole, WY

    The area around Jackson is a recreational mecca and a popular destination in all seasons. Jackson Ho... Read More
  • Jasper National Park, Alberta

    Jasper National Park is the largest in a series of national parks in the Canadian Rockies, bordering... Read More
  • Lake Placid, NY

    Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid is a popular year-round vacation destination. I... Read More
  • Lake Tahoe, CA

    The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe is a popular recreation destination visited by... Read More
  • National Parks - ALL Major NPs

    This is our master list for running in all the major National Parks for which Great Runs has develop... Read More
  • Niagara Falls, NY

    Some 30 million people a year visit Niagara Falls every year. The falls themselves are of course spe... Read More
  • North Conway Area, NH

    Tucked between the Saco River and the Maine state border, North Conway, New Hampshire is the commerc... Read More
  • Salzburg, Austria

    The fourth largest city in Austria is one of the best preserved cities north of the Alps. Visitors l... Read More
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland

    The high Alpine resort of St. Moritz is one of the world’s most scenic mountain playgrounds. T... Read More
  • Santa Fe, NM

    Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States, a patch of high desert tucked into the no... Read More
  • Saratoga Springs, NY

    Saratoga Springs has been a popular resort destination for 200 years, known for its mineral springs... Read More
  • Sedona, AZ

    Sedona is a small city in The Grand Canyon State’s northern Verde Valley. It’s a vibrant land of... Read More
  • Stowe, VT

    Stowe is the Ski Capital of the East. Mount Mansfield is the origin of some of the country’s first... Read More
  • Sun Valley, ID

    Sun Valley is a resort area in central Idaho, known for its skiing and year-round recreation opportu... Read More
  • Taos, NM

    Taos is a popular skiing and outdoor recreation town located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of no... Read More
  • Thousand Islands, NY

    The Thousand Islands constitute a North American archipelago of 1,864 islands straddling the Canada... Read More
  • Traverse City/Northwest Michigan

    The 'Ski Capital of the East' is gorgeous in summer. Rec paths & back roads past covered bridges Read More
  • Tucson, AZ

    Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and is about 120 miles south of Phoenix. Located in Ari... Read More
  • Turin, Italy

    Turin is an important business and cultural city in northern Italy. Capital city of Piedmont, Turin... Read More
  • Vail, CO

    Vail and its neighboring mountain Beaver Creek are best known as wintertime ski destinations, but th... Read More