Bill Rodgers's favorite places to run in NE
New Hampshire Seacoast
Until recently, I didnt even know New Hampshire had a seacoast. In eighteen beautiful miles between Massachusetts and Maine, it provides not only fantastic ocean views and breezes, winding un-crowded paths and walkways, but even a few public pitstop places, (in summer anyway); an invaluable asset for a long training run. You can park at either end of this course: Odiorne Park in Portsmouth on the Northern end or North Hampton Beach toward the Southern end. Little Boars Head in North Hampton has sweeping views across the Atlantic out to the Isles of Shoals as you ascend the high cliff walkway above the ocean. You can run any distance out and back on the eighteen mile stretch and soak in the beauty with the ocean air.