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New Haven, CT

Best Places To Run In New Haven

New Haven, a coastal city on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, is home to Yale University. There’s a nice variety of running in New Haven, much of it overlapping and centrally located.

Any runner visiting New Haven will want to take a run around the historic Town Green and the campus of Yale University. Among the other best places to run in New Haven are waterfront paths in the Long Wharf Park and along the East Shore, lovely the gorgeous residential streets of the Prospect Hill Historic District. Those looking for a long off-road run should choose a section of the 58-mileFarmington Canal Heritage Trail, whose southern trailhead is in central New Haven. Just west of town, Edgewood Park has a nice running path, and houses Yale’s athletic facilities. Those looking for hills and trails will love East Rock Park and West Rock Ridge State Park.

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East Rock Park

New Haven, CT

East Rock Park is one of the running highlights of New Haven. A 2.5 mile switchback-ey road leads to the summit, which has great views. Trail runners will enjoy some of the additional, more rugged trails.
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New Haven Gorgeous Residential

New Haven, CT

The Prospect Hill Historic District and the residential streets northeast of the Yale campus are a treat for running, with leafy streets and grand Victorian and Colonial homes. We also love running in the affluent suburb of Hamden.
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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

New Haven, CT

The best option for a long off-road run in New Haven. Paved multi-use trail runs for 58 miles in Connecticut toward the Massachusetts border, passing historic buildings, canal locks, the remains of aqueducts and other landmarks. Trailhead off Temple St.
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East Rock Park

New Haven, CT

East Rock Park is one of the running highlights of New Haven. A 2.5 mile switchback-ey road leads to the summit, which has great views. Trail runners will enjoy some of the additional, more rugged trails.
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New Haven Gorgeous Residential

New Haven, CT

The Prospect Hill Historic District and the residential streets northeast of the Yale campus are a treat for running, with leafy streets and grand Victorian and Colonial homes. We also love running in the affluent suburb of Hamden.
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