For my second running excursion outside of Salisbury once the stay-at-home order was lifted, I traveled to Somerset County’s new trail along Route 413. I’d heard about the trail and had seen it when I ran at Janes Island in March, and wanted to come check it out on a run.
Like at Janes Island, this trail was an easy place to keep a social distance from others. I only saw three people on the trail during my eight-mile run.
I went to the trail May 30, driving along Route 413 and looking for a good place to park. I didn’t see anywhere ideal to park, so I ended up going to the end of the trail that was the furthest from Salisbury, which was before I really got into the “downtown” part of Crisfield and on the left (coming from the north, heading toward Crisfield). There was a small parking lot there.
It was a hot day, and like I’ve been doing for most of my runs recently, I did run-walk intervals.
Of course, being in the Crisfield area, the trail was flat. I’m not kidding — once I did the elevation correction on Garmin (because my watch has elevation issues), only 3 feet of elevation gain were logged. The trail was paved for about the first 3.4 miles of my run. I kept running, and there was a mulch area before the trail turned into crushed stone. The trail is still being constructed, and I had to go around a couple construction machines.
I turned around when I got to four miles, in Marion Station, and headed back, running a total of eight miles.
Some areas of the trail were shaded, but I would say most of the part I ran was pretty open. So, you may want to go earlier than I did in this summer heat and humidity. I started my run that day just before noon.
I recently got the tube on my bike tire fixed, and I’d like to ride my bike on the paved part, as well. I’d like to cycle more, but I’m also a bit uneasy about riding on busier roads and I’m not an extremely experienced cyclist, so the paved trail might be a perfect spot for me.