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Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in Delaware

Trip Advisory along the The Northern Delaware Greenway!

Please note that due to construction on Governor Printz Boulevard, in New Castle County it is recommended that travelers use Phialdelphia Pike instead. Southbound travelers would continue straight on Philadelphia Pike then turn right on the Northern Delaware Greenway. Northbound would exit the North Delaware Greenway onto taking a left on Philadelphia Pike, then continue on Philadelphia Pike to toward Pennsylvania.

The East Coast Greenway travels 38 miles through Delaware and includes 19 miles (49%) of completed trail. Travelers breeze through the quiet, forested beauty of northern Delaware along the Northern Delaware Greenway, which leads to an on-road section through the historic suburbs of Wilmington and then into downtown. The route through downtown ends at the Christina Riverwalk, an excellent place to stop for a stroll along the river and some lunch. Leaving Wilmington on road, the next stop is historic New Castle where the Greenway meanders along the New Castle Riverfront Greenway. The route is then on roads until Newark, a small college town near the Maryland border where travelers will find themselves on the James F. Hall Trail before hitting the road again to the Maryland border.

Trail Status and Plans
Publications
Delaware Partners and Supporters
More information on trails and greenways in Delaware

Trail Status & Plans

In Delaware, the East Coast Greenway is being implemented through a partnership with the Delaware Department of Transportation, New Castle County, and local governments along the route. Major segments of Delaware’s off-road route have been completed, and many others are in the process of being implemented in conjunction with larger transportation improvements, land use development activity, and economic development projects. Beyond our network of completed pathways and on-road routes, all Delaware buses have been equipped with bike racks to link transit with cycling facilities.

To learn more about the trail progress and activities in Delaware, visit the DE Committee page.

Publications

ECG Maps and Cue Sheets
Google maps, turn-by-turn cue sheets, and overview maps are available to help plan your trip and find your way.

DE/PA Travelers Guide


A travelers guide with detailed maps, cue sheets, and travel information is ready to roll. Download your copy in pdf format. Enjoy the trails!

Partners and Supporters in Delaware

The ECGA is proud to be working with many great partners to bring the project to completion in the state of Delaware. Partners include but are not limited to:

Bike Delaware www.bikede.org
Blue Ball Properties www.blueball.net/pages/impromap.htm
Delaware Bicycle Council www.deldot.gov/information/community_programs_and_services/bike/index.shtml
Delaware Bicycle News www.bikedel.blogspot.com
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control www.destateparks.com/greenway/
Delaware Department of Transportation www.deldot.gov
Delaware Greenways www.delawaregreenways.org
Newark Department of Parks & Recreation www.cityofnewarkde.us/index.asp?NID=58
New Castle County Department of Special Services www.nccde.org/sservices/home/webpage1.asp
Riverfront Development Corporation www.riverfrontwilm.com
The Trustees of New Castle Common www.newcastlecity.net/city_gov/trustee.html
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) www.wilmapco.org
Wilmington Renaissance Corporation www.citylifewilmington.com
Wilmington Trail Club www.wilmingtontrailclub.org
White Clay Bicycle Club www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org

 

Delaware Mile Sponsors

Thank you for your support! Your inscriptions are listed on our website and will eventually be posted in a kiosk along the route in Delaware. Find out more about the Mile Sponsor Program.

More information on biking, trails, and greenways in Delaware

There are numerous organizations and websites that offer additional information trails, greenways, and biking in Delaware.

Bike Delaware www.bikede.org
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control www.destateparks.com/greenway/
Delaware Greenways www.delawaregreenways.org
Wilmington Trail Club www.wilmingtontrailclub.org
White Clay Bicycle Club www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org

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