Running Map – Roosevelt Island
Did you want a short, flat, and scenic run? Then this run is for you. Roosevelt Island is located between Manhattan and Queens and has some of the best views of midtown Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge.
This run is about 3.6 miles long – nice, flat, and fast. Unfortunately, for those who need the comfort of shade and soft surfaces this would not be the place for you. You’ll find that this run is virtually all on the paved East and West Promenades. The nautical scenery in the northern tip at Lighthouse Park is a nice break visually, which splits up the two promenades. As I mentioned before, the views are amazing with very different experiences in the day light versus the evening’s city lights. Finally, a reminder that this island is on the river – which means there is constant wind. Great on the hot days, and a killer on the icy days. Enjoy.
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