Running the Nation’s Oldest Public Road…and Dunkin

Can you love a beverage? ...I think YES!

Can you love a beverage? …I think YES!

As if visiting the In-laws was not treat enough, I get to do two of my favorite things while I am here. I get to drink my weight in Dunkin Donuts coffee (“medium regulah”), and I get to run Old Sandwich Road- the oldest public road in the United States.  My In-laws live minutes away from Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth, Massachusettes, so once I discovered it, I was in heaven.

It was originally used by the Wampanoag Native American Tribe. It later became the Nation’s first true public road and a stagecoach route to ferry passengers and mail back and forth between the Massachussettes towns of Plymouth and Sandwich. Surpringly, the road remains untouched in stretches. It is still dirt or gravel for 5.9 miles and lined with tall pines and oaks. One end dead-ends into the Ellisville Harbor State park and has a trail leading down to the ocean. The other end does turn to pavement, but it is scenic with it’s  horse farms, open fields, and shingled homes. It’s nice to have a change of scenery every now and then. If only Dunkin Donuts was within running distance- or delivered!

Post-workout photo on Old Sandwich Road. Pretty sweaty.

Jon rode his bike with me for my tempo run. He would have preferred to sleep in.


Blake Russell

Runner, Wife and Mom. Enjoying where the running world has taking me and looking forward to the journey.

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