Along My Run | 4 - The New England Edition

I really enjoyed the change in scenery during my visit to Massachusetts. Instead of sweeping fields of corn, my eyes took in the tall pines, granite cliffs and forested green woods so prevalent in the Bay State. I sought out new places to run (Google Maps is great for this) and wasn't disappointed.

I Ventured Down The Path into the Unknown. #shirleyruns #newengland
This trail is barely visible from the main street - it cuts through the forest then dumps into hilly field a leading up to an old homestead road.

Morning Sun #shirleyruns #newengland
Along the road, I ran past this property - a centuries old farm which appeared to still be in operation. The morning sun bathed the entire scene and I wished I could run up the driveway to see the fields below.

Also along this road was a cemetery - dating back to 1660. The town of North Andover was established in the 1630's, so I must have found my way along the original roads in town.
I Thought To Myself, Sitting on a Graveyard Shelf #shirleyruns #newengland

We spent two days south of Boston in Plymouth, where my parents live. Their neighborhood boasts an extensive network of walking trails that wind up and down through the pine trees - running them is always a challenge and delight.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. I ran through several new areas this morning and loved what I felt and saw. #shirleyruns #newengland

I ventured into new territory, trying to find the Great Island Pond I had seen on the map. After running over four miles, I still hadn't found it and seriously considered turning around, but continued on and came upon this:
Just Happened Upon This #shirleyruns #blessed #newengland
And so I had found Great Island Pond. If you can imagine, I stayed a little while to enjoy the perfect morning.
Morning Swim #newengland Playing with the upgraded IG app

Some other scenes along my runs in Massachusetts:
The Sun Decided To Shine #shirleyruns #postrun

Into the Meadow #shirleyruns #newengland #seenonmyrun

Go Fast Enough to Get There, but Slow Enough to See - Jimmy Buffet

Diane Cayton-Hakey  – (June 20, 2014 at 7:04 AM)  

I grew up in the Midwest and corn fields, but after living on the East Coast I have to say that I have a much great appreciation for it's beauty than for the cornfield views. You really took some great photos of the areas you ran in, Shirley. Gorgeous morning views and so glad you found the pond!

Amy at love made my home  – (June 20, 2014 at 3:19 PM)  

It is beautiful scenery and would be a lovely place - or places - to go for a walk or run I would imagine. How great that you found the pond, it is really lovely and looks very peaceful. xx

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