Explore New York Differently
Are you new to the city or just looking to explore parts you’ve never been before? Look no further. We have compiled a list of the best running routes which allow you to see as much of NYC as possible.
Many of you have probably been to Central Park dozens of times, but this running route will allow you to see parts of the park you’ve never seen before. Known as the Central Park Loop, this route is 6.0 miles of endless green. If you need a quick break during your workout, there are cafes along the route or breathtaking scenery that will make you stop to snap a picture. The great thing about this route is you can start from virtually any point in the park and still get the full experience. There are shorter routes to check out!
The Hudson River
If you’re looking to run along the Westside of Manhattan, many people will suggest to check out the Highline. However, due to heavy foot traffic, we recommend to take it down a level and run along the Hudson River. You’ll get the same great views without the hassle of tourists stopping in your path. The Hudson River trail runs all the way from Battery Park up to 59th Street, allowing you to customize the length of your workout. Along the trail, you can find various restrooms and water stations for your convenience. This is one trail you don’t want to skip!
The Brooklyn Bridge
Hopping across the city to the Eastside, running across the Brooklyn Bridge is high on our list. Although the Brooklyn Bridge seems like an obvious place to run, it has many perks. Totaling almost 3 miles round trip you’ll get a great workout in while escaping the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. What we love about running along this bridge is that there are designated lanes for both pedestrians and cyclists, that way you’ll avoid being in each other’s way. If you’re looking to get out of the city for a little, we highly suggest checking out this running path.
So, if you’re new to town or just looking to change up your workout, check out some of these trails!