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Greenway conditions and user recommendations – please read before planning a trip!
The East Coast Greenway is 3,000 miles long, stretching through cities, suburbs, and rural areas from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida. Our goal is for the entire Greenway to be on paths, completely separated from the road. A third of the route is currently on traffic-free, firm-surface greenway that are safe for all abilities. The remainder includes interim on-road sections that link completed trails together as well as occasional ferries and trains where there is currently no safe on- or off-road option.
We have aimed to keep the interim on-road sections on low-traffic roads with bike lanes or good shoulders where they exist, but conditions are not always appropriate for all users. The on-road sections are recommended only for cyclists with some experience; some sections are suitable only for advanced cyclists. Please use caution and be aware of areas of heavy traffic.
While most of the off-road segments are paved, some remain unpaved. They should support narrow tires, but some people may find them uncomfortable.
We are working to determine the level of wheelchair accessibility of this route. While it is generally accessible, all access points may not work due to grade conditions or other barriers. We are also working to define which sections are accessible to equestrians and in-line skaters. While we have not completed an assessment of the entire route, we do have information about our officially designated trail segments. To find out which of these sections are appropriate for you, visit each state’s trip planner.