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Running in Maine – Discover Scenic Trails And Coastal Splendor

Are you ready to embark on a running adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes, coastal charm, and the invigorating spirit of running? Look no further than Maine, a runner’s paradise nestled in the northeastern corner of the United States. Lace up your shoes, breathe in the fresh sea air, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and exhilarating trails that await you in the picturesque state of Maine.

When To Run in Maine

Maine’s seasonal beauty offers a unique running experience year-round. Spring and summer bring mild temperatures, allowing you to explore the coastal paths, charming seaside towns, and serene lakeshores. Fall paints the landscape in vibrant hues, creating a picturesque backdrop for your runs amidst the fiery foliage.

In winter, embrace the snowy wonderland as you conquer trails adorned with a pristine blanket of snow. No matter the season, Maine’s scenic beauty will inspire and energize your running adventures.

The Must-Run Spots in Maine

Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable running destinations that Maine has to offer. Begin your journey in Portland, the vibrant coastal city, and discover its charming waterfront trails, historic neighborhoods, and iconic lighthouses. Explore Acadia National Park, where rugged granite peaks meet the Atlantic Ocean, offering a stunning backdrop for trail running amidst breathtaking coastal views.

Don’t miss the serenity of Rangeley Lakes, where peaceful trails wind through picturesque forests and along tranquil lakeshores. These are just a glimpse of the countless remarkable spots that make Maine a runner’s haven.

Run Travel Events in Maine – 2023

Maine Running Retreats

April & May

Adventures in Wellness Maine – Camden Hills Women’s Running Retreat – April 28 – May 2, 2023 & May 3 -7, 2023

While Camden Hills State Park may be home of the Megunticook 50K, your time at this retreat will include five guided trail runs to enjoy vistas over lake and ocean, stretches of soft piney trail, and some technical terrain for good measure.


Aire Libre – Acadia, Maine w/ Mirna Valerio – June 16 – 19, 2023

This is more than just a restorative run retreat featuring scenic vistas, deep lakes, picturesque cliffs, and ocean views. Beyond those world-class trails lies swimming in freshwater Echo Lake, wine-tasting fun at the Bar Harbor Cellar, a soul-stirring sunrise at Mount Cadillac, and much more.

Move Free Designs – Acadia Running Retreat – June 16 – 19, 2023

Move Free Design’s 4-day run retreat uses the College of the Atlantic’s campus as its home base. Over the Friday through Monday retreat, you’ll have the chance to run the Shore Path, summit local mountains, take on the West Side, and eat your share of s’mores by the campfire.

Daily mileage ranges from three to 22 miles, with elevation gains of up to 3,000′ on Saturday and Sunday. More than just the mileage, there are also opportunities for yoga, hikes, swimming, and more ways to enjoy summertime in Maine.


Rise Run Retreat – Fall Retreat – Kennebunkport, Maine – September 21 – 24, 2023

Sign off from the summer heat and get yourself ready for a fruitful fall with with this four-day run retreat in Maine. Set by a tidal estuary of the Kennebunk River, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more scenic run retreat.


Adventures in Wellness Maine – Acadia Women’s Running Retreat – October 4 – 8, 2023

Enjoy five runs and four nights at one of the most visited national parks in the country. Acadia National Park is famous for having the the highest rocky highland on the Atlantic coast. On runs between four and 15 miles long, you’ll take in views of Penobscot Bay, glassy ponds reflecting the surrounding mountains and deep quiet woods.

Unleash Your Running Spirit Across the US

Maine is just the beginning of the endless running adventures that await you across the United States. From the majestic trails of Colorado to the scenic routes of California, and from the awe-inspiring national parks of the Grand Canyon State to the chill beaches of Florida, the entire country is a playground for runners.

If you’re seeking more exhilarating running retreats, camps, or holidays, our expert guides on run travel have curated a collection of the most extraordinary experiences across various states. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich running culture that the United States has to offer, and let your running journey take you to new heights.

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