Scenic runs

Looking for somewhere to run? Read about my experiences in these places.

Here's a view of the Bay Bridge — formally known as the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bay Bridge — from the beach at the Terrapin Nature Area. (Vanessa Junkin photo)
Here’s a view of the Bay Bridge — formally known as the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bay Bridge — from the beach at the Terrapin Nature Area. (Vanessa Junkin photo)


413 Rail to Trail (Somerset County)

Algonquin Cross-County Trail

Assateague Island

Baker Park – Frederick

B&A Trail – Anne Arundel County

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park – Dorchester County side

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park – Talbot County side

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blades trails – Pocomoke State Forest (Worcester County)

Burnt Mills East Special Park Trails – Fall Line Trail, Rachel Carson Greenway Trail and Northwest Branch Trail


Gunpowder North Trail (Baltimore County)

Hashawha Environmental Center trails (Carroll County)

Hereford High School cross country course

Herring Creek Nature Park (West Ocean City)

Hoopers Island

Janes Island State Park (Somerset County) 

Kent Island

Lake Needwood (Montgomery County)

Loch Raven Reservoir (Baltimore County)

Lake Roland (Baltimore County)

Nanticoke River Wildlife Management Area – Nutters Neck (Wicomico County)

NCR Trail/Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (Baltimore County)


Rachel Carson Conservation Park (Montgomery County)

Red Run Stream Valley Trail (Owings Mills)

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail (Montgomery County)

Soldiers Delight (Baltimore County)

Tuckahoe State Park (Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties)

Ocean City

Ocean City’s Northside Park

Oregon Ridge Park (Baltimore County)

Patuxent Research Refuge (Laurel)

Pemberton Historical Park (Wicomico County)

Prettyboy Reservoir (Baltimore County)

Powellville and Adkins Mill Park (Wicomico County)

Sand runs in Ocean City, Assateague Island and Roaring Point

WB&A Trail – Prince George’s County

Westminster – Downtown and Wakefield Valley Community Trail

Westside of Wicomico County

Westside of Wicomico County – again

Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area


Assawoman Wildlife Area

Bethany Beach

Cape Henlopen State Park

Chapel Branch Nature Trail (in Seaford)

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Lewes – Rail Trail and Part of Junction and Breakwater Trail

Rehoboth Beach

Trap Pond State Park (in Laurel)



Chincoteague Island

Mount Vernon Trail

Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve (Accomack County)


Richmond Region (Deep Run Park, Downtown Richmond by the James River and Powhatan State Park)

Washington & Old Dominion Trail (starting in Arlington)



Theodore Roosevelt Island


Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia to Camden, N.J.)

Delaware Canal State Park trail (Morrisville)

Dutch Country

Greater Americana Region (Schuylkill River Trail, Union Canal Towpath Trail)

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (Philadelphia)

Laurel Highlands (Great Allegheny Passage, Ferncliff Trail, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort)

Philadelphia (Center City, Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Schuylkill River Trail)

State College

York County Heritage Rail Trail


Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Stacy Park trails (Trenton)


New Smyrna Beach (in town, Smyrna Dunes Park, East Central Regional Rail Trail and New Smyrna Beach Pedestrian Trail)

This page will be updated as I run in more cool places.

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