Best of Boston

2011 Best Running Route

Arnold Arboretum

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 and lead the runner on a passage through a breathtakingly beautiful corner of the city.

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1718,