A 1400-acre working farm 7 miles south of Burlington, Shelburne Farms is a National Historic Landmark with stunning waterfront views. For runners, there are more than 10 miles of walking trails that are open year-round, weather permitting.
The Trapp Famiy Lodge is a famous Vermont landmark, owned by the Trapp family of Sound and Music fame. The lodge is set about 1,000 feet up, with great views of mountains all around.
A recently developed multi-use path that runs between Morrisville and Cambridge. The trail quite flat, with a smooth gravel surface. There are wonderful mountain views along the trail, with terrain alternating between woods and open farm fields.
This loop is a tour of the charming town of Woodstock, which is a popular visitors’ destination not far from the New Hampshire border. Our route starts at the Billings Farm & Museum, billed as a gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage and one of the finest operating dairy farms in America.
Middlebury is an beautiful college campus in an idyllic college town. Run the campus and sections of the famed Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), an 18-mile loop which encircles the town and links hundreds of acres of land.
You don’t need to travel far into Vermont to find a primo spot for foliage viewing. The Equinox Preservation Trust, accessible from just outside of Manchester, has 914 acres of woodlands with excellent running and foliage viewing conditions.
One of the best running spots in the White Mountains. The paved trail is 8.8 miles from Flume Gorge in the south to Skookumchuck & Rt. US 3 in the north, with an 800 foot elevation gain. Many sites & views along the way. Seasonal shuttle allows for one-way run!
Running up the long driveway of this historic resort, with its red roof, wrap around porch, and extensive grounds, is a special treat. There are also more than 100 km of trails that are part of the resort, with lots of variety and great for running.
Hardcore trail runners can enjoy the views from the bald summit of Mount Monadnock, but the villages around the Monadnock foothills are equally enjoyable for views of warmly colored leaves.
From classic New England college campuses, to small towns with scenic centers, there are plenty of places to run along the Connecticut River and Lake Sunapee region.
With expansive water views, the "Lakes" region, which includes Lake Winnipesauke and Squam Lake, is a gorgeous place for leaf peeping on quiet backroads.
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.
Cape Elizabeth is Portland’s most affluent suburb, with lovely waterfront sections and pretty residential streets. This is the route of the 10k Beach to Beacon road race. Options to vary from this.
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.
This 5,000 acre working farm located 18 miles northwest of Portland is a great place for a destination run. 30 km of trails, with a wonderful combination of woods, fields, and farm buildings, on rolling terrain. Open dawn to dusk, no fee required!
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.
A greenway originally conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted, running 10 miles from the State House to Franklin Park. Highlights include the Comm. Ave Mall, Fens, Jamaica Pond, Arboretum, and Franklin Park.
A wonderful destination run if you have the time. The Minuteman Trail is a 5-mile gravel trail following Revere's steps, from Lexington to Concord. Woods, historic sites, gorgeous fields and meadows.
A run combining the fabulous grounds at Tanglewood with the trails of Kennedy Memorial Park, 2.5 miles away, and scenic connector roads. A great mix for fall. Hilly.
7,000 acres of preserved land, incorporating 5 towns. 125 miles of trails -- some of them great for running. Look for the wider, flat trails on the map. For a real challenge, 1-mile Summit Rd. is closed to cars and has 350 feet of elevation gain averaging 10% grade.
There is nothing quite like the views of cranberries at harvest. The Cranberry Bog has paths along a dike with great views. Enjoy this in combination with 1,000 acre Great Brook Farm State Park, which is 1.5 miles away and has wonderful trails for running.
In Westerly, enjoy the pretty town center, Wilcox Park, Victorian homes along Elm St., and riverside Mechanic St. Our 6.2-mile Watch Hill tour features the scenic highlights of this historic coastal resort, with gorgeous homes & water views.
Two running treats in the interior Weston/Wilton/Ridgefield triangle. Devil's Den, run by the Nature Conservancy has 20 miles of mainly wooded trails. Weir Farm, home & studio of the renowned impressionist, has gorgeous grounds and trails for running.
This coastal city on the northern edge of Long Island Sound is also home to famed Yale University. Running highlights include East Rock, the Yale Campus, some great waterfront options, and historic neighborhoods.
Gateways to NYC and also home to many financial firm offices and commuters. Best running in the area is Greenwich Point, Norwalk waterfront, Waveny Park, and Mianus River Park. Also some pleasant & pastoral rural roads.
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.