I admit that I am more of a fair-weather runner than a serious runner. I do go out running, but more because I should than because I have a burning desire to run. D’Arcy, on the other hand, really seems to enjoy running. I enjoy running in races like the Bluenose Marathon 5 & 10k, but that’s because there are people lining the streets cheering me on!
Truro is a great place to run, with routes of varying degrees of difficulty. You can run around the downtown which is very flat, or expand your run to include hills. Victoria Park is a favorite of many, running on groomed paths under the overhang of evergreen trees. The park has many more challenging trails and even the dreaded Jacob’s Ladder! It always amazes me to see people running up & down and up & down Jacob’s Ladder!
One of my favorite trails to run in Truro is the Cobequid Trail. The Cobequid Trail is a 14 km walking and cycling trail network through central Colchester County. The Cobequid Trail takes you along a former railway, through Acadian dykelands, through forests and along brooks, and beside the tidal Salmon River.
Last Sunday, after the cleanup was finished, Alex & I set off to run the 3.5k (each way) Old Barns section. It was beautiful! When I run along that trail, I can hardly believe I am so close to Truro! I took some photos with my phone, as the camera would have been a little awkward to carry! Despite the poor quality of the photos, I think you can get an idea of the beauty!
When you come stay with us at the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast, don’t forget to ask and we’ll share our favorite running/walking/biking trails with you!