While there are plenty of trails to go running along the west coast if you’re next vacation or business trip takes you to the east coast you can find some great trails there too. In the state of Massachusetts there is more than 1,500 miles of coastline that changes from white sandy beaches to rocky bluffs along the route. Let us show you some of the amazing trails along the east coast.
Halibut Point State Park: This is a Department of Conservation and Recreation property that gives you some incredible ocean views, it runs from Crane Beach all the way to Mount Agamenticus in Maine. If you’re used to running on the west coast in California then be wary of running in the winter in New England.
Misery Islands: There 2.5 miles of trail that run through open meadows, historic ruins, woodlands and of course the coast. These are private islands that you can get to from the Sea Shuttle or with a private boat.
Boston Harbor Islands National Park: With more than 34 islands and the mainland peninsula and the area is managed by the federal, state and local governments you have lots of options to explore. If you want to run by a lighthouse or historic fort, they are there. There are beautiful views of Boston Harbor and if you’re in Boston for any length of time then you have to try running here.
Boston Harborwalk: You have 43 miles of waterfront with public parks, art displays, restaurants and museums along the route. While this is a great area to run, you need to remember that this is a prime tourist area so running in the afternoon or at lunchtime may not be your best option. For you early morning runners you are going to love the Harborwalk. Get a good pair of running shoes, this is a concrete and paved trail.
North River Wildlife Sanctuary: If you want to connect with nature then these 2 miles of trails through marshes, woodlands and a red maple swamp. It is easily accessible and if you make your way to the North River you might even catch a glimpse of harbor seals.
Pilgrim Memorial State Park: There are paths, benches and views of Plymouth Harbor and this park is the home of the historic Plymouth Rock. You can check out the Mayflower II, when it is finished repairs next year. If you want to run through a piece of history then this is the place you want to be.
Runners are incredibly passionate and they can take that passion and use it to see the world around them while maintaining a healthy habit.