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Explore These Scenic Spots for Autumn Runs

Fall Foliage Runs

Where do you like to run in each Autumn?

One of the best things about fall running is watching the foliage change color from day to day. Dark green leaves turn brilliant yellow, then deep orange. The view on a run or hike on the same trail can be transformed from week to week. We asked our Brooks experts from around the country for their favorite fall runs for leaf-peepers and these were their suggestions. What’s yours?



When the leaves start changing color, it is time to lace on your shoes.

Fall in New England is iconic. Check out the stunning golden leaves around the suburbs of Burlington, and the trails near the University of Vermont.

New York

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Head to a state park this fall for beautiful colors and easy miles.

Meet some friends in the morning for a run through the trails of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, located in Sleepy Hollow. The preserve is just 30 miles from New York City, but offers the perfect destination for strolling, trail running or horseback riding this fall.

Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is not just a great destination of political junkies, but also for those looking for beautiful trails.

Escape our nation’s capital and head for the trails. Custis Trail, Washington Trail, and Old Dominion Trail are all beautiful nearby escapes.


Take a color tour this fall. Photo via Flickr:Tatiana12

The Vasa Pathway outside of Traverse City is a “must run” for gorgeous fall color. This series of 3K, 5K, 10K, and 25k loop trails offer runners different levels of difficulty. You are guaranteed a satisfying run no matter what your training goal for the day is.


Can you escape from the city without leaving Seattle? Yes, if you take a run in the beautiful Discovery Park.

Brooks’ headquarters is located in Washington, so it was hard to narrow down just one favorite spot for a autumn run! However, we keep coming back to Discovery Parkon the western edge of Seattle. We love this 500-acre park for its stunning views of the Puget Sound and historic military sights. It provides that out-of-the-city feeling even though you’re still in Seattle. Be sure to take the 2.8-mile Loop Trail for a great tour of the park’s beautiful foliage.

Do you have a favorite trail to run each autumn? Add a comment below.

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I'm a running, banjo picking, motorcycle riding mom of two boys. I love running for all the reasons: getting out with friends, getting out alone, cruising and relaxing, testing my limits. Most of all, having fun!

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