Running and Jogging

Boston’s parks and riverside pathways almost never lack for joggers, even in the worst weather. Paths on both sides of the Charles River are the most crowded and best maintained, particularly along the Esplanade. Watch out for in-line skaters and bikers. At Castle Island in South Boston, skaters and joggers zip past strolling lovebirds and parents pushing jogging strollers. The tranquil, wooded 1½-mile-long loop around idyllic Jamaica Pond is a slightly less crowded option.