I am a big fan of scenery- especially when I run. To me, it's very un-motivating to run a boring or not-very-scenic course-- So-- I am always finding different places to pound the pavement in my area.
My favorite by far-- is around my neighborhood-- It's known as "the Elmwood Village" area in Buffalo. It's full of very old homes, tree lined streets (see past posts for info)
My second: The downtown run.
I work downtown-- and can usually break free for an hour or so. I always have gear in my car and love when I have the chance to break free.
I've mapped out and have run many times-- a cool course-- that takes me along Buffalo's waterfront (Lake Erie)
It's awesome--- especially when the weather cooperates. There's cool parks with the lake on one side-- the skyline on the other. The breeze is fantastic as well.
The trek is around 7 miles.
In order to run it though-- I have to get work done to allow time for a break-- So--for now, adios!