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Battery Park City Esplanade For The Outdoor Enthusiast

Battery Park City | Esplanade

Gateway is centrally located in the midst of the quiet green waterfront parks of Battery Park City and the Hudson River Esplanade.  The esplanade provides a running path so beautiful you'll actually want to work out.

Battery Park City | Esplanade

Battery Park City Esplanade Running Trails

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Located on the southernmost edge of Manhattan, this route begins in Battery Park (along the Hudson River Esplanade) where you’ll score glimpses of the Statue of Liberty before rounding the edge of Manhattan and heading up the East River running path. Once along the East River you can gawk your eyes on views of Brooklyn’s waterfront; the Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridges; and the South Street Seaport. Arguably the the most beautiful running route in New York City.

For those who enjoy long runs, the distance between Battery Park to George Washington Bridge encompuses close to 12.3 miles.  The course is fairly flat with a few rises along the route. 

Battery Park City Esplanade - Padestrian Paradise

The Battery Park City Esplanade is lined with parks, gardens, and marinas making it a padestrian paradise throughout the year. 

Hanna Olin | The Esplanade

The Esplanade was built in stages for 10 years from1986 through 1996.  It was designed by Hanna Olin.

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