Looking to make a day of it? Finding a new or the right trail for you can make all the difference. Get out for a run and find yourself refreshed and energised. We've done some research for you and have found some really nice trails for you to run and explore.
The Esplanade Association is a 20-year-old non-profit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.
This rail trail spans 5 miles from Dorchester, MA into Milton, MA. Enjoy the views of the Neponset River as you walk or ride along the trail. Nearby parks also offer plenty of fun for the family.
This route sticks to the river the whole way, leaving the riverside paths only to cross the river on the Charles River Dam Bridge, Route 28, at the halfway point and the BU Bridge towards the end. In addition to breathtaking views of the city, Mooney says this route gives runners the option of running on asphalt bike paths, sand, or dirt.
This is an abridged version of a longer trek coming up later on this list (“Longer routes”). It takes you over the BU Bridge to Cambridge, turns around at Harvard, and returns via the Anderson Memorial Bridge and Comm Ave. Quigley says this route is among the best for West Campus residents, as it meanders through Allston, with plenty of opportunities to either shorten or lengthen your run.
This route winds along the Esplanade and both sides of the Charles River and crosses the Longfellow and BU Bridges, providing dazzling views along the riverbank throughout. Quigley says this route can be expanded north into Cambridge and around MIT to put some extra distance on the loop.
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One of the best ways to motivate yourself to get out running is to train for a race or a big running event. We've done a little research and have found some interesting running events coming up that you might be interested in. Check them out.
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