New Haven, CT

New Haven Green & Yale University Campus

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New Haven was the first ‘planned city’ in America. Create your own route by starting at the 16-acre New Haven Green — a National Historical Landmark. Cross College St. to the campus of Yale University. Founded in 1701, the campus is a classic, modeled in the old English style, with Gothic style buildings plus some newer ones featuring different architectural styles. There’s fine running on numerous paths, bordered by Grove St. and Chapel St. Be sure to run Old Campus, Cross Campus, Beinecke Plaza, and Hillhouse. Overall, you can put together 3-4 miles here.

Add-Ons. For more, there are lovely residential streets northeast of campus, toward East Rock. Run on Orange St., Whitney Ave., Prospect St., Edgehill Rd. Another good add-on is Edgewood Park, which houses Yale’s athletic fields, a running track, and the Yale Bowl stadium  About 1.2 miles west of the Yale campus using Chapel St. or Edgewood Ave.

Essentials
  • 3-4 miles including Green and campus
  • New Haven Green