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10 Best Places to Run in New York City

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Run, Walk or Bike for Miles Without Ever Leaving New York City.

When you think of places to run in New York City, most people would think of Central Park. But there are actually plenty of other running locations in the city that are just as scenic and have a great view.

In this article, we'll be going over 10 of these locations that will hopefully inspire you to mix up your running routine and find a new place to explore - all while getting a good workout!


Safety First:

Safety always comes first. Several important considerations before heading out on your run: notify someone where you’re going and when to expect you back, pack granola bars and water, and be sure to monitor changing weather conditions.

Run with a friend or a group remember safety first!


1. Central Park

The running paths through Central Park offer a variety of lengths and terrain according to what you're looking for. For instance, if you're looking for a shorter 3-4 mile run, or a longer 7+ mile run, Central Park has a running area suited for your purposes. See here for more info...

2. Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Even if you've crossed the Brooklyn Bridge a hundred times, take a walk by sunset. Running over the bridge might turn your sanity upside down, but sunrise will affirm all of its glory. The park that surrounds it is highly underrated and boasts incredible views of each side. For more info see here...

3. Flushing Meadows - Corona Park

Corona Park is a 3.8-mile (6.0 km) running loop located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The loop is mostly flat, with short steep hills and a few rolling hills. For more info see here...

4. Coney Island Boardwalk

The Coney Island Boardwalk is one of the best places in Brooklyn to run, walk, bike, and explore. You can run 3 miles of beach or do some road running on Surf Avenue. for more info

5. Battery Park City

Battery Park City is a wonderful place to run, hike, or bike. Located on Manhattan’s lower west side. Enjoy 36 acres of first-class parks and public places. A great place to live work and play! See here for more info

6. Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park is one of New York City's most beloved parks. It is a beautiful place, especially at this time of year. Here is a guide to exploring Van Cortlandt Park's trails, running, and hiking see here for more info...

7. Highland Park Queens

The Highlands Queens NYC is a fantastic place to run, hike, and explore the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Learn more about us and join us in some of the great outdoor activities we have to offer. See more here...

8. Riverside Park and the Hudson River Greenway

Riverside Park and the Hudson River Greenway NYC is great for running, hiking, and cycling on the Hudson River Greenway and the park's trails. For more info see here...

9. Prospect Park

The best spot to jog in Brooklyn is without a doubt Prospect Park. It’s essentially a mini Central Park. Runners looking to take a jog would feel at home running in Prospect Park. Along with running paths and roads, Prospect Park offers plenty of open green space for an extensive run. for more info...

10. Roosevelt Island

A run along the paths of Roosevelt Island, an island in New York City, is a great way to get some exercise. This is a guide to help you to get the most out of your visit. See more here...


The advice given on this website does not constitute or replace medical advice.

Please consult with a doctor before starting any exercise or nutrition plan.

Always Remember to Run Safe !

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