Any local will tell you that New York City is best explored on foot. Only breathtaking city vistas and glimpses of local landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty could have us lacing up in the heart of winter and the dead of summer. Here are the best running routes to get your sweat on while doing some sightseeing around the bold and beautiful Brooklyn.
Eventually, the Brooklyn Greenway, currently under construction, will comprise a 14-mile (22.5-kilometer) waterfront stretch spanning the borough’s shoreline. For now, scenery-seeking runners will have to content themselves with the Greenway’s six miles (9.7 kilometers) completed to date, including the 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) Kent Avenue path. This brief route offers views of the East River, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the Williamsburg Bridge.