The region south of Boston is rich with woodlands, trails, and coastal routes for runners of all levels. Next
The Hale Reservation in Westwood boasts an extensive 20-mile trail system through acres of woodlands and ponds.
For a less woodsy expedition, World's End in Hingham offers a perfect blend of forest and beach, with open expanses of grass bracketed by trails shaded by leafy trees.
Further south, Sippican Lands Trust has seven featured properties in Marion, with public trails through woodlands, cranberry bogs, and marsh. Next
"For somebody training over long distances, those dirt roads and trails provide an easy way of getting a lot of miles on that soft and more forgiving ground than a paved road," said Jack Wiggins, who ran on the Hale Reservation's Boston Marathon team this year. Next
“The trails go on forever, you can really just get lost,” said John Bleday, who has been running at the Hale Reservation for years. “Really . . . get away from houses and kind of suburbia.” Next
Countless trails in the area offer a soft surface, plenty of shade, and a beautiful natural scene.
"It keeps your mind off the pain," said James Terzian, a member of the Westwood High school track team. Back to the beginning
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