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Stakeholders from a number of organizations (including East Coast Greenway Tri-State Coordinator Bruce Donald, right), met on June 22, 2017, in Jersey City, N.J., to consider options for an Essex-Hudson greenway connector. Participants reviewed five potential trail alignments and “voted” on their preferences. Consultants will produce a final alignment study by late fall 2017.

Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey

The New Jersey portion of the Greenway covers 98 miles between Pennsylvania and New York. It passes through bustling urban areas — Trenton, New Brunswick, Newark, and Jersey City — as well as quiet suburban settings and more rural landscapes than one might expect. The route is currently 54 percent on traffic-free paths, the second highest percent of completed trail in any Greenway state. The route includes the ECG’s longest completed trail segment – 36 miles of the D&R Canal Towpath.

 The New Jersey route is bound on either side by rivers. To cross into New York one can use the ferry to cross the Hudson River or go to the George Washington Bridge. To cross into Pennsylvania you use the bike/ped friendly Calhoun Street Bridge crosses the Delaware River between Trenton and Morrisville.

Trail Status and Plans
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More information on biking and trails in New Jersey

Bike Shop Discounts!

NJ ECG members can use their discounts at retail bike shops and stores in New Jersey. Please check back for additional stores joining the program.


The segment from the Pennsylvania border in Trenton to South Bound Brook is almost entirely off road, using the D&R Canal Towpath. A routing study conducted by the RBA Group to connect the Towpath to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in Jersey City is in the process of being implemented.  The Middlesex Greenway in Metuchen has been partially constructed.   Middlesex Greenway Plan

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Kiosks in New Jersey!
There are six kiosks along the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey:  Weequahic Park (Newark), East Millstone (D&R Canal), Johnston Park (Piscataway), Merrill Park (Woodbridge), Nomahegan Park (Cranford), Lincoln Park (Jersey City). Thank you to the volunteers who helped make it happen (shown in picture): Mike & Anne Kruimer, Mike Dannemiller, Mike Oliva, Tom Roe, Ed Troike, John Hartigan, Rich Felsing, Rebecca & Brianna Dannemiller, and Mackenszie & Kelly Roe.

The Big Walk
The East Coast Greenway Alliance and the Freewalkers have held several walks across the NJ East Coast Greenway in recent years. Two of the walks were a challenging 50-mile length within the Cross-Jersey Challenge, an urban hiking adventure from Trenton to New York City. The walk follows the East Coast Greenway from the Metro Park train station in Iselin, NJ to Penn Station in New York. Visit the Big Walk website to learn more.


Newsletters for New Jersey members are sent via email or the postal system. Please help us conserve resources by providing your email address to the Co-Chairs of the New Jersey State Committee of the East Coast Greenway Alliance, Megan Massey @ or Matthew Johnson @ They will have you added to our email list.

New Jersey East Coast Greenway Multi-Use Trail Guide
This free guide, produced in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, allows travelers to easily follow the current route of the ECG across New Jersey. The guide includes turn-by-turn directions, maps with both the current route and any locations where the long-term proposed route diverges, detailed information on public transportation links, trail access, amenities such as restaurants, restrooms, and lodging, and much more. The guide is designed to fit neatly into a handlebar bag for easy reading and navigation. The guide was just updated from the 2009 version in 2013.
Download your free guide today!

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.

Download maps of the proposed routing for the northern section:


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

New Jersey Mile Sponsors

Thank you for your support! Your inscriptions are listed here. The NJ Committee has added your inscriptions to kiosks along the trail. Find out more about the Mile Sponsor Program.

Below are numerous organizations and websites that offer additional information on safety, trails, greenways, and biking in New Jersey.
Biking in New Jersey

West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance

Bicycle Clubs
Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
Central Jersey Bicycle Club
Morris Area Freewheelers Bicycle Club
New Jersey/Metro New York Randonneurs

Metro New York Region
Adirondack Mountain Club – North Jersey Chapter
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (hiking clubs)
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Transportation Alternatives
Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Philadelphia Region / South of Trenton
Camden Greenways
Outdoor Club of South Jersey
Jackson Pathfinders

To learn more about the trail progress and activities in New Jersey, visit the New Jersey Committee page.

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