Lake Champlain, Vermont
I was first introduced to this area via the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon and it’s been a favorite of mine ever since. The course starts in Battery Park, in Burlington which is a great, friendly city and runs up the Vermont side of Lake Champlain. It’s a beautiful route, having views of both the Green mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks of New York State. Lake Champlain itself is also quite a sight, especially in the summer when people come out in droves to relax, walk and run along it’s edge. You can go as far as you like, even to Canada if you’re feeling ambitious! All in all it’s a great spot for sightseeing, meeting new people and of course, running.