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»