Favorite Fall Foliage Routes

Top 25 Fall Foliage Runs in New England

There’s nothing quite quite New England in the fall. Crisp air, orchards, pumpkins, and, of course, gorgeous fall foliage. It’s also the best season in the region for running. We’ve put together a list of our top 25 fall foliage runs in New England, selecting the best from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, and Connecticut. These are routes which feature beautiful foliage and views and are great for running. We’ve tried to incorporate a variety of surfaces and types of terrain. The list below is organized by state. For the Connecticut routes, we’d choose East Rock in New Haven, and Mianus River Park Waveney Park in the Stamford/Greenwich area, and anywhere in the Litchfield Hills. And if you fancy a road races, here’s a terrific list of the Best New England Half Marathons from our friends at Halfmarathons.net.
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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.


Coastal fishing village is a popular visitor spot. We've mapped a 3 mile route from town, featuring views of Penobscot Bay. Camden Hills State Park offers a challenging run/hike up Mount Battie, with stunning views, or a 5-mile multi-use trail.


Maine: Mid-Coast

Known as “The Prettiest Village in Maine,” Wiscasset is a choice town for a residential/commercial run with an old timey seaport feel. We've mapped out a gorgeous 5-mile run highlighting Wiscasset and over the bridge to Fort Edgecomb State Park.

Moosehead Lake

At this massive lake, which is just west of Baxter State Park and the 100 Mile Wilderness, moose outnumber people 3:1 — so it's one of your best bets for viewing wildlife while you run.

Litchfield Hills

Connecticut: Highlights

We've mapped 10+ routes in the scenic Litchfield Hills, including the extensive Farmington Canal Heritage/Farmington River Trails, several easygoing trail runs, and pretty rural roads in Kent, Norfolk, Barkhamsted, Litchfield, and Salisbury.

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