If you go running south of Boston...

Hale Reservation

80 Carby St., Westwood



Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. to dusk or 8 p.m

Admission and parking: Free. Designated parking areas only; no roadside parking.

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The reservation includes 20 miles of five marked and countless unmarked trails in a network spanning 1,100 acres of woodlands looping around three ponds. Clearly marked with color blazes, the routes range from gentle slopes with wider trails to rocky hills with narrow, winding trails. Trail maps are available in the main office.

The reservation also offers a summer race series, including 5K runs, walks, and obstacle courses, as well as a triathlon (the reservation is offering free triathlon training this year) for both youths and adults.

World’s End

Martin’s Lane, Hingham



Year-round hours: 8 a.m. to sunset

Admission and parking: $6 for nonmembers; trustees members and children are admitted free of charge. Parking available at entrance.

In addition to panoramic ocean views, this coastal escape offers 4.5 miles of carriage lanes and footpaths over a 251-acre expanse of two grassy bluffs bracketed by groves of woodlands. Stick to bumpy, but easy terrain on the wide paths over the open grass, trek through the trees on packed dirt trails, or hug the rocky shoreline. Trail maps clearly mark segmented distances and are available at the entrance. Facilities include public restrooms, benches, and a drinking water fountain.

Sippican Lands Trust

354 Front St., Marion


Admission and parking: Free. Check trail maps, available on the website, as parking varies for each property.

With seven featured properties, ranging from about 3 to 268 acres, this Marion reservation offers a variety of natural settings — woodlands, cranberry bogs, and marsh — for clocking in those miles on soft ground. Clearly marked trail maps are available on the website, but there are plenty of unmarked trails to venture off on.

Anne M. Steele

Anne M. Steele can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @AnneMarieSteele.
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