Mount Washington Hotel/Bretton Woods New Hampshire
A list of great New England running would be sorely lacking if it did not include any of the fantastic trails we have. One of my favorite things about New England is its abundance of nature. A stunning example of this is the Mount Washington area in New Hampshire; where the trees seem to go on forever. Of course, the skyline isn’t bad either – a spectacular vista of snow-capped mountains seems, to me, the very definition of “scenic”. I have had the pleasure of running some of these trails, ones that began at the very backdoor of the Mt. Washington Hotel and wound their way into the expansive greenery of the mountainside. This trail features some excellent sights, including a rushing river, high stone cliffs and quiet moss-covered vales. My brother, Charlie, used to call it “The Lord of the Rings” run which always seemed appropriate. There is no real set distance to these trails so you can make your loop as long or short as you like – just be sure not to get lost!