6 Eastern Campgrounds Endurance Athletes Will Love
By Michelle Valenti
These outdoor escapes not only offer great weekend getaways, they're also perfect training grounds for your favorite workouts. Not from the East? Check out these Western campgrounds for endurance athletes.Post to Facebook Tweet Bookmark & Share
A number of trail systems in the forest provide plenty of space for run and bike workouts, and you can hop over to nearby Lake Winnebago for a fresh water swim. Reserve Your Campsite ?
With the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains as your playground, you'll never get bored. Be sure to pack your trail running shoes and enjoy easy access to both Benton Mackaye Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
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Newbury, New Hampshire
Add hill repeats to your workout routine at local Mt. Sunapee ski resort, then dive into the water at Mt. Sunapee State Beach for a swim. Reserve Your Campsite ?<!--<ul> <li><a href="http://www.active.com/running/stowe-vt/100on100-relay-2011">Sign Up for 100 on 100 Heart of Vermont Relay</a></li> </ul>-->
Start your day with a swim in the campground's Olympic-size pool or hop on the trails for a bike / run brick workout. Reserve Your Campsite ?
You'll love the 40 miles of hiking and biking trails in the park. Be sure to check out SWAMP for more details on mountain biking in the area. Reserve Your Campsite ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: St. Luke's Fitness Celebration</span>--><!--<ul> <li><a href="http://www.active.com/running/tallahassee-fl/red-hills-triathlon-2010">Sign Up for the Red Hills Triathlon</a></li> </ul>-->
North Miami, Florida
Just outside of bustling Miami, Biscayne Bay offers swimming, mountain biking and trail running, plus cross training activities such as kayaking and canoeing. Reserve Your Campsite ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: Bill Ross/AP Photo</span>-->