Diets in Review - Find the Right Diet for You

Best Places to Run in Boston

Boston's Back Bay Fens Park

Boston's Back Bay Fens Park

I have been to Boston once and I absolutely loved it. If you have never been, you need to do so as soon as possible. The city of Boston has so much to offer and is known for its cultural facilities, sports franchises, and for being on the forefront of American history.

Boston is located in the heart of New England and hosts more than 12 million visitors each year. Boston is also home to some great running and walking trails, and below are the top three places to run in the Boston vicinity. By best, I am talking about the safest, best scenery, and most enjoyable paths. Good luck and have fun!

Best Places To Run In Boston

1. Charles River from Boston to Cambridge: This route consists of ocean views and a nice breeze. Also able to cross any of the numerous bridges and this route can be as short or as long as you like. I believe the shortest possible route is around three miles.

2. Mass Ave. between Christian Science Park in Boston and Harvard in Cambridge: This lengthy and flat, but beautiful route, takes you through some urban centers, Harvard campus, somewhat crowded sidewalks for great people watching, and lots of other beautiful Boston scenery.

3. Back Bay Fens Park: It is located behind the Museum of Fine Arts and home to manicured lawns, bridges, ponds, and flower beds. Hit it during the right time of the year and the aroma will take your breath away. No green space in Boston offers a more peaceful oasis.

Read more in our Best Places to Run series.

July 31st, 2009