Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in New York
For more information about the New York section of the East Coast Greenway and to stay informed about upcoming ECG rides and news about the New York Committee, please visit the NY Committee page.
Also, for information ECG segments, planned rides, and many other activities in the parks throughout the Bronx please visit the Bronx River Alliance website. They have fun and interesting events.
The 44-mile route through New York passes through a highly urbanized area and yet has the highest percentage of completed ECG trail of any Greenway state! This route is an experience not to be missed. For visitors and locals alike, traveling through New York on safe, green, and recreational paths may be the best way to see the city!
The northern end of the route in New York begins in Westchester and connects to NYC via the Shore Road Greenway and continues onto the Pelham Parkway Greenway. From the Pelham Parkway Greenway, the ECG travels north along the Bronx River Greenway and connects to the Mosholu Greenway through the Bronx River Forest. From the Mosholu, the route connects to a Greenway in Van Cortlandt Park and exits the park on Broadway. From Broadway, the route uses on road connections and the Broadway Bridge to link to the Hudson River Greenway near Dyckman Street. The route then travels for 13 miles down the Hudson River Greenway where users can link to ferry service at World Financial Center or Pier 11 to continue their journey into New Jersey. For more information on the efforts in the Bronx, please go to our partner, the Bronx River Alliance website.
62% of the route through New York is on traffic-free trails. In Manhattan, 90% of the route is traffic free. The East Coast Greenway in New York follows two separate routes – eastern and western. Both end in downtown Manhattan and utilize NY Waterway ferry service to connect to the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey.
As more off-road pathways are completed, we will incorporate these paths into the ECG route. At the same time, the NY Committee will continue working to make the eastern and western routes 100% traffic-separated pathways. Ensuring the safety and comfortable use of our current travel route and continuing to work to complete our eastern and western routes through New York will be our top priorities in the immediate future.
The East Coast Greenway through parklands in the Bronx is now marked with this combination of the NYC Greenway logo with the ECG logo. These signs guide Greenway users through 9.5 miles of off-road pathways through Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, and parkways in-between. The signs were custom-designed, fabricated, and installed through the courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
Download the ECG New York Map here.
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 iPhone and Android) makes real-time navigation easy.
New York City Weekend Trip Planner
This brochure offers six different itineraries for walkers and bicyclists to explore the ECG in New York. Try them all! Download the free brochure here.
For more detailed itineraries, download the accompanying individual guides below. We would love for you to share your experiences with us.
- Explore Lower Manhattan’s Waterfront on Two Wheels
- Cycle to the Little Red Lighthouse
- Two Rivers and a Lake
- Exploring Downtown Manhattan’s Shoreline on Foot
- A Seaside Village in the Bronx
- Cycling on the Edge: A Loop Ride around Manhattan Island
Organizations and Government Partners
The Battery Conservancy
Bike & Roll
Bike New York
Bronx River Alliance
Connecticut Forest & Parks Association
Five Borough Bicycle Club
Hudson River Park Trust
Friends of Hudson River Park
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Mosholu Preservation Corporation
Nassau Hike & Outdoor Club
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition
New York Bicycle Coalition
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
NYC Department of Transportation
NYC Economic Development Corporation
New York Cycle Club
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
NY-NJ Trail Conference
New York State Department of Transportation
New York Waterway Ferry
Parks & Trails New York
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation
Regional Plan Association
Safe Streets in Co-op City
Sustainable South Bronx
The Weekly Cyclists in NYC
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation
Westchester County Department of Planning
Westchester County Department of Transportation
Westchester Cycle Club
Westchester Putnam Bike Walk Alliance
The path through Van Cortlandt Park is one of many park paths that comprise the ECG in New York.
New York Mile Sponsors
Thank you for your support! Your inscriptions are listed on our website here, and we plan to eventually post the inscriptions on a kiosk along the ECG in New York. Find out more about the Mile Sponsor Program.
There are numerous organizations and websites that offer additional information trails, greenways, and biking in New York.
Other Organizations and Businesses
Adirondack Mountain Club www.adk.org
AMC – NY/North Jersey Chapter www.amc-ny.org/Bike & Roll: www.bikeandroll.com/locations/nyc.aspx
Bike New York: www.bikenewyork.org
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference www.hike-li.org
Nassau Hike & Outdoor Club www.nassauhiking.org
New York Bicycle Coalition www.nybc.net
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation www.nycgovparks.org
NY-NJ Trail Conference www.nynjtc.org
Parks & Trails New York www.ptny.org
Brooklyn-Queens Greenway Guide
Although it’s not part of the East Coast Greenway, these trails through Brooklyn and Queens are a must-see if you’re in the New York area. This free guide provides details on nine suggested trips. Download the guide here.
The ECGA is proud to be working with many great partners to bring the project to completion in the state of New York.