New York City Running Walking Guide Book: Fun on Foot in New York

The runners and walkers guide for New York City and vicinity

Fun on Foot in New York is the popular guide book with maps for running or walking indoor on treadmills and also in N.Y. the surrounding region. It is for serious athletes in training and casual exercisers alike. It describes over 80 running routes, walking routes in areas including…

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • The Bronx
  • Staten Island
  • Westchester County
  • Jersey Side of the Hudson
  • Long Island
  • Upstate New York Cities
  • The Jersey Shore

Where should New Yorkers or visitors to the city run? In the local park or on the local trail near home? Sure. But there is an enormous amount to be gained by extending your horizons beyond that.

Everyone knows about Central Park and its excellent running trails. But that is only a start. There are many more great, stimulating running trails in Manhattan, the other NYC boroughs, and the surrounding region.

I live close to Central Park and am a keen runner. So, no surprise, I run often in the park. However, I also run elsewhere. Running in different places stimulates me to get out more and run further. My wife Nola is that way too. If I propose a weekend run together in a new place, I find her much more willing to join me than if I suggest a loop of Central Park.

For example, there is an excellent trail along the length of Manhattan on the Hudson bank. There are several exciting runs involving multiple crossings of the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn and/or Queens. There are some excellent trails along the New Jersey side of the Hudson and in the Bronx. And there are many beautiful trail segments in Brooklyn and in Queens which can be linked up to form exciting long runs. Even less known are the scenic trails along the ocean shore and in the green belt of Staten Island. And what makes all these trails so exciting is that they can all be reached easily via the NYC public transit system.

Nola and I wrote the book “Fun on Foot in New York” to help New Yorkers and city visitors find all these exciting trails (plus many more) and enjoy them without the stresses of being unsure what to expect. The book is as much for the serious athlete in training as for the casual exerciser.

We don’t stop at the City boundary either. The running trails are so good in Westchester County, and on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk counties, every runner or walker should have a handy guide to these trails and get there on any opportunity presented. We even throw in some of the top notch trails in more remote places in Upstate New York and throughout New Jersey.

We cover over 80 routes in all. We provide over 90 hand-crafted route maps, including details of everything important to runners or walkers including mileages, rest rooms, public transit access, water fountains, attractions, and good food or beverage places to end your outing.

We have checked all details personally and, when in doubt, confirmed details with members of the local running community. The book includes introductions to over 70 local running clubs.

We firmly believe that running or walking routes should be enjoyable if we are to get outdoors more. For the New York City region we believe we have nailed down the routes that are definitely the most fun!

If you buy this book and are not satisfied, you can return it at any time for a full refund (S&H excluded).

Warwick Ford; Marathon Runner and Author, New York City