Bike Your Park Day: National Parks on East Coast Greenway

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On Saturday, September 30, our friends at Adventure Cycling Association — who have been helping us spread the word about our East Coast River Relay and the Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit — are celebrating the annual Bike Your Park Day. It's an encouragement to explore our national parks and public lands by bicycle with thousands of others throughout the world on the same day. Bring your friends and family or go solo and discover the bicycling opportunities in your backyard, whether it’s a national park, state park, monument, historic site, recreation area, wildlife refuge, or parkway. September 30 is also National Public Lands Day and a free entrance day in some parks.

Listed below are some National Parks and National/State Heritage Areas along, or very close to,  the East Coast Greenway. Check this National Park Foundation website for more information about the parks and how to find them. 

Maine:

  • Acadia National Park (near Ellsworth) 

Massachusetts:

  • Essex National Heritage Area

  • Cape Cod National Seashore (on complementary route)

  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Rhode Island:

  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

New Jersey:

  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Pennsylvania:

  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

  • Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area

  • Independence National Historical Park

  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

Delaware:

  • First State National Historical Park

Maryland:

  • Baltimore National Heritage Area

Washington, DC:

  • National Mall

Virginia:

  • Mount Vernon Trail

  • Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, on complementary route

North Carolina:

  • Moores Creek National Battlefield

South Carolina:

  • Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

  • Fort Sumter National Monument

  • Ernest F. Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge

  • Francis Marion National Forest

  • Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

  • South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

 

Georgia:

  • Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

  • Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

  • Fort Frederica National Monument

  • Cumberland Island National Seashore

 

Florida:

  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

  • Fort Matanzas National Monument

  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

  • Canaveral National Seashore

  • Biscayne National Park

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