More than a fourth of the Greenway is now in place as an off-road route on traffic-free trail segments (766 miles or 26%). A complete travel route composed of carefully chosen and field-checked on-road linkages is defined and mapped, allowing experienced cyclists to use the entire route today. Maps and cue sheets for the entire route are available, and we are posting trail markers to ease the wayfinding process. Users of all abilities experience the Greenway today on the more than 100 completed trail sections located in each of the 15 states and DC along the Greenway corridor.
Designated Trail List
Informational kiosks such as this one in Brunswick, Maine, display information about the ECG and state Mile Sponsor inscriptions.
There are over 100 trails designated as East Coast Greenway, many of which have been signed with ECG trail markers. View a list of the designated trails and signed trails.
Our State of the Trail Report lists East Coast Greenway progress in each region.
ECG Informational Kiosks
ECG Kiosks are located in the following states. Eventually kiosks will provide maps and information in each state along the Greenway. The kiosks display the inscriptions of the state’s Mile Sponsors. Click here to learn more about the Mile Sponsor program!.
- ME – South Portland Greenbelt, South Portland
- ME – Androscoggin River Bicycle Path, Brunswick
- ME – Eastern Trail, Scarborough
- RI – Coventry Bike Path, Coventry
- NJ – D&R Canal Towpath, Millstone
- NJ -- Merrill Park, Middlesex County
- NJ -- Nomahegan Park, Union County
- NJ -- Roosevelt Park, Middlesex County
- NJ -- Weequahic Park, Essex County
- MD – B&A Trail, Severna Park
- NC – American Tobacco Trail, Durham
One of the greatest challenges to completing the East Coast Greenway is crossing water. While there are bridges to cross all waterways along the ECG route, not all of these bridges have bicycle/pedestrian access. In these cases, it is critical for the ECGA and other advocates to work with states to include bike/ped paths in bridge reconstruction plans.
Here's a short list of bridges that have special accommodations for bikes and/or pedestrians:
- Sikorsky Bridge (CT: Housatonic River)
- Casco Bay Bridge (ME: Casco Bay)
- Calhoun St Bridge (NJ/PA: Delaware River)
- Arlington Memorial Bridge (DC/VA: Potomac River)
- Numerous bridges on the FL Keys
- Ravenel Bridge (SC: Cooper River)
Close the Gaps Campaign
A 2010 Strategic Committee, consisting of ten members from ECGA Board and Advisory Board members and heads of other trail-related organizations, met during 2004 to shape a strategic plan to guide Alliance work through 2010. The Committee created goals for the following six years and recommended capacity measures to increase our effectiveness, including the development of a Trail Council that assists our Board of Trustees. We are now beginning our strategic planning process for the 2015 time frame. Read more about the Close the Gaps Campaign.
The ECG was designated one of 16 National Millennium Trails in 1999, along with the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and other noted trails. This was a significant honor for the fledgling trail project it was at that time. The Millennium Trail program was initiated by the Department of Transportation as a Millennium year project to recognize the growing importance of trails to our nation. That same year, the ECGA was the recipient of the Kodak American Greenways Award given nationally to greenway projects of special merit.