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Workout Routes

About the Workout Routes 
Located in the Admiral's Hill section of Chelsea, Massachusetts, these routes were created for running, however, they are also suitable for walking, or cycling. MapmyRun is an app that creates real-time route maps. Whatever activity you choose, you can edit these public routes starting at the location of your convenience.
Chelsea Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division recommends that you consult with your physician before participating in any physical or strenuous exercise.

 What You'll See 
  • Scenic views of the Mystic River (Chelsea Creek)
  • Wide variety of trees, birds   
  • Interesting ship traffic from kayaks, and yachts to long tankers
  • Stunning view of the Zakim Bridge and the Bunker Hill Monument
 Good to Know 
  • Admiral's Hill is easily accessible to Mary O’Malley State Park
  • Public restrooms are available in the park through the summer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All fully paved paths and roadways
  • Free Parking at the park
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dog-friendly area leases enforced
 Interesting Facts 
The neighborhood of Admiral’s Hill was developed in the early 1980s after the closing of the Chelsea Naval Hospital and military base. Prior to that,it was the oldest naval hospital in continuous service since 1836. Several of the original buildings still remain as private residences and condos.
President John Quincy Adams and President John F. Kennedy were among the many famous patients at that hospital.

 When to Go 
  • Outstanding skies at sunset or sunrise, the best time of the day.
MARY O’MALLEY PARK
Location: Chelsea, MA  Difficulty: Easy  Route type: Run, Bike, Walk  Length: 2.6 miles
ROUTE
  • Keep running along Commandants Way
  • Take a right into the park
  • Keep running until you reach the Chelsea yacht club
  • Turn around and reverse the course


CAPTAIN’S ROW DOUBLE HILL

Location: Chelsea, MA  Difficulty: Intermediate  Route type: Run, Bike, Walk  Length: 3.3 miles
ROUTE
  • Start at the intersection on Commandants Way and Captains Row
  • Turn left to go onto Captains Row
  • Right on Boatswains Way
  • Right on Admirals Way
  • Left on Boatswains Way
  • Right on Breakwater Dr.
  • (Mary O'Malley Route) enter the park and run along the path
  • Keep running until you reach the Chelsea yacht club 
  • Turn around and reverse the course
  • (reverse captain's uphill route) make a right on Breakwater Drive
  • Left on Boatswains Way
  • Right on Admirals Way
  • Left on Boatswains Way
  • Left on Captains Row


THE HILLS”

Location:Chelsea, MA Difficulty: Intermediate  Route type:Run, Bike, Walk  Length: .5 miles one hill - 1 mile out & back
ROUTE
  • Start at the intersection on of Commandants Way and Captains Row
  • Turn left to go onto Captains Row
  • Right on Admirals Way
  • Left on boatswains Way
  • Right on Breakwater Dr.




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