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Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in Pennsylvania

The East Coast Greenway enters Morrisville, Pennsylvania, from Trenton, New Jersey, over the Calhoun Street Bridge. Currently the route follows Pennsylvania Bike Route E for much of the 58-mile route, passing through lower Bucks County, Philadelphia, and Delaware County before crossing into Delaware near Marcus Hook.

Until more greenways are built, the route through Pennsylvania is primarily on-road. Sidewalks abound; non-cyclists will enjoy the ample sidewalk segments through Philadelphia. Bicyclists will experience a range of cycling conditions, all well marked with Bike Route E signage. Travelers pass through a series of small towns and neighborhoods on the northern end of the route before the Greenway travels through downtown Philadelphia, best known for its rich history, monuments of liberty, and, of course, the Philly cheesesteak. The route then picks up on the Schuylkill River Trail for about two miles before continuing on Bike Route E south to Delaware, running straight through a refinery area that makes a unique, unexpectedly pleasant travel experience.

“Almost universally, people want walking trails and nature parks more than anything else; it’s just astonishing. It’s a recreational form any age group can participate in, so you can push a baby stroller or be an old person who likes to walk slowly. It really spans age groups of the county.”
— Lynn Bush, executive director, Bucks County Planning Commission, on resident survey results 

Current Projects

The Pennsylvania Committee for the East Coast Greenway consists of volunteers who coordinate route selection and Greenway advocacy with public agencies and organizations at the local and state levels. Current committee projects include:

  • Continuing development of the 750-mile Circuit Trail system, including the East Coast Greenway and Schuylkill River Trail
  • North Delaware Greenway Trail with Delaware River City Corporation and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Cobbs Creek Trail with Clean Air Council
  • Supporting the completion of the Schuylkill River Trail with the Schuylkill River Development Corporation
  • Collaborating with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor to close the gaps in the Delaware Canal Towpath
  • Ongoing work on the entire alignment with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council


How to get involved

  1. Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance. As a member, you’ll receive monthly news and features about the Greenway and its development.
  2. “Friend” us. For news about the Greenway, timely event notices, and other updates, follow the East Coast Greenway Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  3. Contact us. Let us know of your interest in volunteering. Contact:


  • The ECG Trip Planner allows you to generate customized point-to-point cue sheets with accompanying maps and elevation profiles, or to export your route as a GPX file to load onto your Garmin or other GPS device.

Our Partners and Supporters in Pennsylvania

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is proud to be working with many great partners to bring the project to completion in Pennsylvania. Partners include but are not limited to:

Committee Resources


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