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. 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.

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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

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

The Greenway at a Glance

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Connecting the nation's most populated corridor.

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.

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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 as they walk, run, bike, skate and more.

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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.

Our communities: 15 states plus Washington, D.C.

From Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. to Durham, Charleston, Savannah, and Miami, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance partners with local to national allies to get the Greenway built. Click on any of the states below to learn more about the route and read about people who are working to grow the Greenway.

Maine

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Total Miles, Spine Route

336

Miles of Protected Greenway

125

New Hampshire

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Total Miles, Spine Route

16

Miles of Protected Greenway

.15

Massachusetts

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Total Miles, Spine Route

136

Miles of Protected Greenway

57

Rhode Island

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Total Miles, Spine Route

48

Miles of Protected Greenway

32.5

Connecticut

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Total Miles, Spine Route

200

Miles of Protected Greenway

98

New York

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Total Miles, Spine Route

34

Miles of Protected Greenway

18

New Jersey

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Total Miles, Spine Route

96

Miles of Protected Greenway

54

Pennsylvania

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Total Miles, Spine Route

60

Miles of Protected Greenway

26

Delaware

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Total Miles, Spine Route

36

Miles of Protected Greenway

24

Maryland

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Total Miles, Spine Route

171

Miles of Protected Greenway

62

Washington D.C.

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Total Miles, Spine Route

8

Miles of Protected Greenway

6

Virginia

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Total Miles, Spine Route

283

Miles of Protected Greenway

57

North Carolina

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Total Miles, Spine Route

365

Miles of Protected Greenway

97

South Carolina

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Total Miles, Spine Route

264

Miles of Protected Greenway

50

Georgia

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Total Miles, Spine Route

144

Miles of Protected Greenway

14

Florida

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Total Miles, Spine Route

595

Miles of Protected Greenway

251

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.