Halloween anywhere can be chaotic – especially in a major, capital city. Boston is a mashup of residential neighborhoods with Trick-or-Treaters and bar-parties spilling onto the sidewalk with college students. There are corporate gatherings, parades and events from Friday through Tuesday this year – almost extending the . If you’re trying to get in your road miles this weekend, these are the best places to avoid heavy foot traffic.
Castle Island – With little to no nightlife in your path, running around the island and along the beach in Southie is a great starting point. Weather looks pretty decent for this weekend (so, you wouldn’t have to worry about cold winds off the water). Parking is limited in Southie, though – most spots are for residents.
East Boston – If you don’t have a car (or don’t want to tackle Boston parking options – which I wouldn’t blame you in the slightest), this route puts you up and back to a t-stop on the Blue Line. It does pass over some busy streets, but I almost like this part about it the most – they’re heavily populated with cars, to create a safer running environment.
Strawberry Hill – I feel like running around large bodies of water is the theme here. Mostly, because people don’t usually congregate around them in late October! A flat 3-miler, Fresh Pond (really creative name, I know), is a good place to run in peace.
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