Saturday, July 21, 2012

Battery Park Loop

I've talked about this loop plenty of times before, and it remains one of my favorite runs, so wanted to also reintroduce some of the "Favorite 10-Mile (Plus) Runs" with this one.

I started today in Brooklyn Heights, tho the map I'll post is running from Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park. And, as always, there are a lot of ways to do this -  a common way, however, is to run down Union to Court, take a right and head toward the Brooklyn Bridge.  Court turns into Cadman Plaza and there's water at the southern end of the park before you head onto the bridge.

Once over the bridge, cut across the mini-plaza and there's a water fountain at about mile 4, right near the subway entrance. From there, just cut straight down Warren Street over to the West Side Highway, and cross. Head over to the pedestrian paths, and hang a left - from there, it's a nice loop over the lower tip of Manhattan before coming back up the East Side.  There's ongoing construction as you near and pass Fulton landing, so just be careful. From there, cut back up to the Brooklyn Bridge, cross over again, and head back.

There are a few bathrooms available on the route, including Cadman Plaza (mile 3), an amazing public bathroom at the corner of Murray Street and River Terrace (about mile 4.5) and at Battery Park near the Statue of Liberty terminal (mile 6).  And plenty of water all the way around

If you do this run on the weekends in the summer, go early - we were running into tourist problems even crossing the bridge at 8:30am.

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1 comment:

Chicken Underwear said...

There is also a VERY NICE water fountain and bathroom in the ferry building for the boat to Governors Island. It is open when ever the ferry is running, which is much more often then the island is actually open to the public.