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)

MARYLAND

Algonquin Cross-County Trail

Assateague Island

Baker Park – Frederick

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park – Dorchester County side

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park – Talbot County side

Easton

Hereford High School cross country course

Herring Creek Nature Park (West Ocean City)

Kent Island

Lake Needwood (Montgomery County)

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

Powellville and Adkins Mill Park (Wicomico County)

Sand runs in Ocean City, Assateague Island and Roaring Point

Westminster – Downtown and Wakefield Valley Community Trail

Westside of Wicomico County

Westside of Wicomico County – again

DELAWARE

Assawoman Wildlife Area

Bethany Beach

Cape Henlopen State Park

Chapel Branch Nature Trail (in Seaford)

Lewes – Rail Trail and Part of Junction and Breakwater Trail

Rehoboth Beach

Trap Pond State Park (in Laurel)

Wilmington

VIRGINIA

Chincoteague Island

Mount Vernon Trail

Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve (Accomack County)

Richmond

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

Washington & Old Dominion Trail (starting in Arlington)

Winchester

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

PENNSYLVANIA 

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)

York County Heritage Rail Trail

NEW JERSEY

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

FLORIDA

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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