A family bikes through George Redman Linear Park on the East Coast Greenway in Providence, Rhode Island.

About the East Coast Greenway

Connecting people to place from Maine to Florida.

Imagine a place where bicyclists, walkers, runners, inline skaters, horseback riders, wheelchair users, cross-country skiers and more — of all ages and abilities — feel safe, for commuting and recreation. And while out for a day's ride, you may pass people traveling from state to state — or the entire East Coast.

The East Coast Greenway is a walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida, connecting our nation’s most populated corridor. The East Coast Greenway is designed to transform the 15 states and 450 communities it connects through active and healthy lifestyles, sustainable transportation, community engagement, climate resilience, tourism, and more. The Greenway offers a safe place for bicyclists, walkers, runners, and more — of all ages and abilities — to commute, exercise, and visit new destinations.

The nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance leads the development of the trail network. We work with hundreds of volunteers, partner organizations, and officials at the local, state, regional and national level to continue moving more of the route onto protected paths. Together, we are connecting people to nature and communities via a safe, accessible Greenway.

Our Mission and Vision

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Our mission: To partner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations to promote the establishment, stewardship, and public enjoyment of a safe and accessible multi-user greenway linking cities and towns from Maine to Florida.

Our vision: The East Coast Greenway vision is a 3,000-mile route for biking, walking, and other active means from Maine to Florida. It will host tens of millions of visits per year as a linear park separated from motor vehicle traffic that connects major cities, small towns, and the nature around them. By providing fun, safe, and accessible infrastructure for everything from a local commute to a long adventure, the Greenway will foster healthy, sustainable, and prosperous communities throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

Financial and organizational information about the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance

Walkers enjoy the new Markell Trail's bridge over the Christina River between Wilmington and New Castle, Delaware.

The Greenway at a Glance


The nation's longest continuous protected biking/walking path.

It’s a bold, ambitious vision: 3,000 miles of protected greenway — not to mention another 1,000 miles of our complementary route. Ten million users annually enjoy visits to the East Coast Greenway.


Connecting people.

From the start, our founders designed the Greenway to go where people live, so the route travels through 25 cities — 450 communities in all — and connects locals and visitors all along our nation’s most densely populated corridor.


An investment in a healthy, sustainable future.

The Greenway is good for business, good for public health, and good for transportation infrastructure. Together with our partnering communities, we're creating a linear park that everyone can enjoy for generations to come.

Site visits, meetings, and ribbon-cuttings: 25 years of progress

The East Coast Greenway is made up of far more than asphalt and crushed stone. It's volunteers, members, planners, elected officials, staff, board members, donors, avid cyclists, novice cyclists all bringing their passion to the vision of a 3,000-mile biking and walking route. Here, we celebrate those Greenway champions.

25 Years of Connecting People & Places

Our Communities

From Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC to Durham, Charleston, Savannah, and Miami, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance partners with local to national allies to get the Greenway done.

Click on any of the states below to learn more about the route and read about people who are working to grow the Greenway.

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New Hampshire

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Rhode Island

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New York

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New Jersey

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Washington D.C.

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North Carolina

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South Carolina

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Join the Greenway!

Your support helps to develop this ambitious, 3,000-mile route, Canada to Key West. Your membership gift builds more protected miles that we can all enjoy, today and for generations to come.