The Best Walk/Run Paths Near Monarc
All of us here at Monarc hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with good food and much to be thankful for. If you’re still feeling a little stuffed after that pumpkin pie, none to worry! Fortunately, Miami is home to some amazing walking and running paths to get your body moving again. Check out these 5 great paths near Monarc for a good run or a casual stroll with friends--just the thing to shake off the post-holiday slump!
Make your way to Rickenbacker Causeway--connecting Miami to Key Biscayne and Virginia Key--for scenic views of Biscayne Bay and the ocean while you walk or run. The path is roughly 3 miles long, and you can extend your route by venturing into nearby Virginia Key State Park as well. The path starts in nearby Alice Wainwright Park and ends not far from the Miami Seaquarium.
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Venture into South Beach for a 4 mile running path with beautiful beach front views and an iconic Miami atmosphere. North end access to the Miami Beach Boardwalk can be found at Indian Beach Park on Collins Ave., with South end access at Ocean Drive. A large portion of the boardwalk is now paved, making it a comfortable surface for both running and walking.
Downtown Miami RiverWalk Trail
Just minutes away from Monarc, the Miami Riverwalk Trail winds through Downtown Miami for a pleasantly picturesque walk/run route. Coming in at around 2 miles, the trail meanders alongside the north side of the Miami River and is extremely pedestrian-friendly. The path will take you past Bayfront Park, and if you’re looking to add a little extra mileage, make sure to grab a jog around Brickell Key.
Enter at 15th Street for excellent views and spacious walkways along the Venetian Causeway. A popular route for locals, this path will take you from Downtown Miami across the beautiful Venetian Islands (a chain of man-made islands showcasing all the glamour of some of the most exclusive bayfront properties in Miami). The route is about 3 miles one way, ending on Miami Beach.
Running almost entirely underneath the Metro Rail line, the Underline offers the perfect path when you’re looking for shade while getting some exercise in. Starting at the Brickell Metrorail Station, you can continue south for about 9 miles along this route. While many Miamians may know the trail as the “MPath,” the Underline rebranding is part of the path’s major renovation plan, which will be complete with an urban gym, a linear park, and art installations in addition to the city trail.