I have been working in NYC a lot lately. I could go on and on about what I love about the city but this new Friday Five format is great for this so I will this week jump right to MY FAVORITE RUNNING ROUTES IN NYC
- THE HIGH LINE
The High Line closes at dusk and it is VERY crowded at certain times of day. Though I have never done this, I would think the best time to run on it is in the early morning hours. It is a very interesting place to run/walk.
2. ALONG THE EAST RIVER
It’s quite a hike for me to get there (2 miles through the streets of the city) but it is worth it. It is lit up and many runners and bikers use this path. There are also water fountains. The views are pretty all times of day.
3. RIVERSIDE PARK
Another great place to run but not that populated in the evening. It runs parallel at points to the path along the Hudson River.
4. ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER
Another route that is lit up at night and very popular with bikers. You can combine this run with the High Line as it is nearby.
5. IN CENTRAL PARK
This is the BEST place to run. It is lit up and always filled with runners. You can choose many different paths so it accommodates any distance. I always take the subway to Columbus Circle and start there but there are a lot of other entrances to the park.
Happy Running! Anyone else run in NYC? If so, where do you like to run? Please Share.