Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in Delaware
Trip Advisory along the The Northern Delaware Greenway!
The East Coast Greenway travels 43 miles through Delaware and includes 22.8 miles (54%) 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.
Stay tuned over the coming 3 years, there are big projects underway that will drastically improve the East Coast Greenway and connections between communities and places of work, worship, study, recreation and many waterfronts.
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.
The ECG Trip Planner allows you to generate customized point-to-point cue sheets for your ECG trip, with accompanying maps and elevation profiles, or to export your route as a GPX file to load onto your Garmin or other GPS device. The ECG smartphone app (available for both iPhones and Android) makes on-the-route navigation easy.
DE/PA Travelers Guide
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:
Blue Ball Properties
Delaware Bicycle Council
Delaware Bicycle News
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Delaware Department of Transportation
Newark Department of Parks & Recreation
New Castle County Department of Special Services
Riverfront Development Corporation
The Trustees of New Castle Common
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO)
Wilmington Renaissance Corporation
Wilmington Trail Club
White Clay Bicycle Club
Delaware Mile Sponsors
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