In the neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan, historic buildings and proximity to the waterfront make exercising in the city particularly picturesque. These trails for running, walking, biking, and more are the best routes for residents of New York City who pursue an active lifestyle and look for alternatives to NYC's public transportation.
Running and Walking Routes
The High Line is a destination for visitors and residents alike: the elevated park is a greenway constructed on an abandoned railway along the western edge of Manhattan. At nearly 1.5 miles long, the High Line runs from Gansevoort Street to 34th and is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a warm-up run.
For a longer workout, popular exercise app Strava has a few suggestions curated by its users. The Hudson River Path is a 15.9-mile run that begins at Battery Park near the end of the High Line pathway. This trail is favored for its lack of streetlights as well as views of the Hudson River and the city skyline. A similar 10-mile route called the Lower Manhattan Loop takes a tour of the city’s scenery around the perimeter of the peninsula.
The rapid growth of cycling as a form of transportation has led the city of New York to increase biking accessibility, adding more bike lanes to roads and pathways in parks. One of the best routes for cyclists in the city is the Hudson River Greenway: a protected 11-mile bike path that runs from Battery Park to George Washington Bridge. This paved route is the longest greenway in Manhattan, passing through many parks and providing a waterfront view as you bike up Manhattan’s western edge.
Even within the urban jungle, Manhattan’s parks contain trails ideal for a hiking excursion. Central Park offers many scenic “walking tour” routes that cover the majority of the park, including the ever-changing Monthly Mile Tour and Tree Walks. The best hiking in the city, however, is within Inwood Hill Park. The historic park has featured hiking trails, such as the Blue Trail, that take visitors through the largely-untouched land, old caves, historic landmarks, and wildlife.
Active Living at Tribeca House
These parks and paths are only some of the benefits available to residents of New York City. Tribeca House’s luxury no-fee apartments feature white-glove amenities and ideal location in the picturesque neighborhood of Tribeca in lower Manhattan. Call or visit Tribeca House to find the perfect apartment for your active lifestyle.