Where to go for a run in Boston

Switch up your jogging routine with these five paths recommended by a local parks expert. πŸ‘Ÿ


Find a path in your neighborhood or take the T and explore a new route.

Photo via Urbnparks

We loved learning about hidden gem parks in our city from the creator of Urbnparks. Now, we’re back with Boston local Nate Fishman’s recommendations for running routes.

Here are five scenic paths to run along, for those training for the Boston Marathon to newbie runners and all the Bostonians in between.

πŸ“Riverway, Fenway
Running along the Muddy River β€” yes, that’s its actual name β€” this Emerald Necklace Conservancy park features historic stone bridges and gazebos + lots of shady trees on the 1.1 mile path.

πŸ“Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Back Bay
Take in the brownstone views and end your run at the Boston Public Garden. Fun fact: the 32-acre avenue dates back to the 1850s.

πŸ“Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton
The 1.5 mile gravel path features views of Boston College and the city skyline + plenty of benches for when you need a breather.

πŸ“East Boston Greenway Connector, East Boston
Visit this paved path to pass by neighborhood landmarks like Bremen Street Park and Constitution Beach on a 3.3 mile run.

πŸ“Castle Island, South Boston
Enjoy the cool breeze along this 2.2 mile loop by Fort Independence, and take a break to read the signs around the historical site.

Bonus: Each of these paths is accessible along the MBTA.

Don’t see a route near your neighborhood? Check out the Urbnparks site for even more running paths.

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