Bushnell Park, Connecticut
Running is one of the best ways to explore any city. You get a feel for the layout, the people, the architecture and the culture of the place. In Hartford, where I was born, is a jewel of a park that is within sight of Mark Twain’s mansion where my great-grandfather worked as his gardener. Obviously I’m rather connected to this place! I re-discovered this connection through my association with the Hartford Marathon which begins at Bushnell Park. A few times around the 1.27-mile loop provides a pleasant little training run.