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Southport is a beautiful place to run. Almost all tree shaded lanes, most of it runs past beautiful multi-million dollar homes (estates in many cases), and also a pretty beach as well as a couple of nature preserves. From the Southport train station parking lot (Metro-North Railroad) you have options for 3-6 mile routes, plus add-ons for more. Head out to Center Street (towards the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and turn left on Center Street). Turn right on Pequot Avenue and follow the increasingly expensive homes (estates actually) to the beach. From here, your options start. For 3 miles: right on Sasco Creek (just past the beach), right on Greens Farm Road, right on Westway, right again as Westway jogs under I-95, and then left back onto Pequot and left on Center Street. For 4 miles: stay on Pequot Avenue which becomes Beachside (with even more expensive estates and follow it to the Greens Farm Academy, then just come back the same way. For 5 miles: right on Sasco Creek, right on Greens Farm, left on Clapboard Hill Road, left on Maple Avenue South, right on Greens Farm, left at New Creek Road (at the Greens Farm train station), left onto Beachside, Beachside becomes Pequot Avenue and brings you back to Center Street. For 6 miles: right on Sasco Creek, right on Greens Farm, left on Clapboard Ridge, take Clapboard Ridge all the way to its end (steep hill) and left on Greens Farm, right onto New Creek, left onto Beachside and back to Pequot and Center Street. To add an extra mile, when returning on Pequot, make a right on Old South Road (big yellow Victorian house) and left on Harbor Road through the Southport Harbor and past the Southport Yacht Club to the left on Main Street (fountain in the middle of the intersection) through Pequot Avenue (Main becomes Old Post) to left on Rennell and back to Center Street. There are also options for 10 and 12 miles. Whatever, it is all a beautiful area with a nice mix of hills, rolling hills, and flat. If you are going to be around on Sunday mornings, stop in at the Wakeman Club at 8 am and run with the Pequot Runners (coffee, donuts, and showers available after the run).