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25 Best Runs in and Near New York City

This is a selection of some of our favorite runs within ~75 miles of New York City, including Manhattan, the Boroughs, northern New Jersey, the Jersey Shore, Princeton, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and southern Connecticut. We expanded the radius to areas well-served by transport. Scroll down to see the routes. Some favorites by type of run:

  • Waterfront Paths. Hudson River Greenway, East River Greenway, Pelham Bay Park (Bronx); Atlantic City Boardwalk; Asbury Park boardwalk (Jersey Shore); Nyack; Tarrytown (Westchester County); Greenwich Point (Greenwich, CT)
  • Parks. Central Park (Manhattan), Prospect Park (Brooklyn), Cloves Park & Silver Lake Park (Staten Island); Mianus River Park (Stamford/Greenwich)
  • Multi-Use Paths. Hudson River Greenway; Bethpage Bikeway (LI); South County Trailway/North County Trailway (Westchester)
  • Trail Running. Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx); Staten Island Greenbelt; South Mountain Reservation (New Jersey); Connetquot River State Park Preserve (Oakdale, LI). Teatown Lake Reservation (Westchester); Mianus River Park (Stamford); Mohonk Preserve & Minnewaska State Park (Hudson Valley)
  • Views. Hunters Point, Queens; Hoboken, NJ (views of Manhattan Skyline); Walkway over the Hudson
  • Bridges. Brooklyn Two Bridges; Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Westchester); Walkway over the Hudson (Poughkeepsie)
  • Estates. Rockefeller State Park (Westchester); Locust Grove Estate (Hudson Valley); Guggenheim Estate (Port Washington, LI)
  • Beaches for Running. Jones Beach/Long Beach (Long Island); Jersey Shore beaches
  • Beautiful Neighborhoods. South Orange (New Jersey); Stamford & Greenwich (CT); East Hampton (Hamptons); Princeton, NJ.
  • Easily Accessible by Transport. NYC Boroughs (nearly all routes); Hoboken Waterfront (NJ); Hempsted Lake Park (Long Island); Tarrytown (Westchester County); Croton-on-Hudson (Westchester County); Southampton, East Hampton (Hamptons); Princeton, NJ

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