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Trail running options north of Boston

If you go . . .

Bay Circuit Trail

Bay Circuit Alliance/Appalachian Mountain Club

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baycircuit.org

617-391-6565

Breakheart Reservation

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Forest Street, Saugus

mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/breakhrt.htm

781-233-0834

Appleton Farms Grass Rides

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Highland Street, Hamilton

thetrustees.org

978-356-5728

Chebacco Woods

Chebacco Road, Hamilton

ectaonline.org/trails/chebacco-woods

Pipestave Hill Recreation Area

Main Street, West Newbury

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Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough
State Forest

Trotting Park Road, Lowell

mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/ldtf.htm

978-369-6312

Landlocked Forest

Turning Mill Road, Lexington

landlockedforest.com

Crane Beach

Argilla Road, Ipswich

thetrustees.org

978-356-4351

For runners: Getting away from the pavement does not guarantee a pristine experience. Expect pests galore. Greenheads, horseflies, mosquitoes, and ticks are fairly ubiquitous. Bring bug repellent, and check yourself thoroughly after each run.

Brion O’Connor can be reached at brionoc@verizon.net.
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