Run around one of Boston's biggest and best parks, and take in some great views

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Description

Franklin Park is a favorite among Boston runners for several reasons.

At around 500 acres it offers a variety of trails, each offering a unique running experience.

Whether you prefer paved paths for a smooth jog or rugged trails for a more challenging workout, Franklin Park has options to suit every runner's preference.

The loop we've shown here takes in the best of both trail types, and also leads you onto the top of Scarboro Hill, high above its eponymous pond. Moreover, the park's scenic beauty adds to the allure of running there.

As you weave through the woodlands, meadows and open spaces, you're treated to breathtaking views of lush greenery and mature trees.

It's a tranquil spot which sits close to Boston city centre, but feels removed from it. The golf course in the middle of Franklin Park does somewhat limit your route options, but the loop is such a logical and enjoyable route that you're unlikely to want to shorten it!