Best of Boston

BEST Running Route

2011 BEST Running Route
Photograph by Bob O'Connor

Arnold Arboretum

Jamaica Plain

Truth be told, it’s not a running route at all. It is instead a series of paths—some gravel, some grass—that meet one another and break away and circle back and then sometimes form new paths. Those, in turn, splinter off… read more »

2003 BEST Running Route

Jamaicaway/Riverway

Whether you’re training for the marathon or just trying to raise your heart rate, a jog along the Emerald Necklace is unrivaled. We tried them all—the Charles River Esplanade, the Minuteman Bikeway, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall—and still came away with… read more »