The capital of Maryland, Annapolis is attractively situated on Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River. It’s considered part of the Baltimore-Washington area, located 25 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles east of Washington, D.C. The famous U.S. Naval Academy is located square in the middle of the city, with an ethos contributing to an active scene for running in Annapolis.
No run in Annapolis would be complete without checking out the campus of the Naval Academy, with its waterfront setting, fields, and pristine landscaping. It can also be part of a larger ‘runseeing’ tour of Annapolis. One slight frustration about running in Annapolis is that there isn’t a long, seamless run along Chesapeake Bay, but there are a few nice waterfront sections. For parks, the two best bets are the more significant Quiet Waters Park, and the smaller Broadneck Park, which has some nice paths. Another one of the best places to run in Annapolis is Kinder Farm Park, a farm turned country park. The best bet for a longer off-road run is the B&A Trail, which runs for up to 13.3 miles toward Baltimore. Another favorite spot is Greenbury Point, which has nice trails overlooking 4 miles of trails at this conservation overlooking Whitehall Bay.