Visitors and locals alike love the ease of traveling through New York City on safe, green, and recreational paths.
The Greenway's route through New York passes through one of the largest cities in the world — and is an experience not to be missed. Visitors and locals often agree that traveling through New York on safe, green, recreational paths may be the best way to see Manhattan.
The northern end of the route begins in Westchester County and connects via the Shore Road Greenway and continues onto the Pelham Parkway Greenway. From the Pelham Parkway Greenway, the Greenway travels north along the Bronx River Greenway and connects to the Mosholu Greenway through the Bronx River Forest. From the Mosholu, the route goes to Van Cortlandt Park, exiting on Broadway. The route then uses on-road connections and the Broadway Bridge to link to the Hudson River Greenway near Dyckman Street. Thirteen miles of uninterrupted trail travel the Hudson River Greenway, linking to ferry service at World Financial Center or Pier 11 to New Jersey.
Traveling by train?
Quick tips when using Amtrak with your bike: Do your research in advance; each train line features different bike rack equipment and loading procedures. Check Amtrak for the latest and when in doubt: call the station if you have questions. Click for more: https://www.amtrak.com/bike
Mileage counts reflect the portion of each trail that is part of East Coast Greenway.
Shore Road Greenway, Bronx; 3 mi
Pelham Parkway Greenway, Bronx; 2.3 mi
Bronx Park Greenway, Bronx; 0.7 mi
Bronx River Pathway (5 segments); 5.1 mi
Mosholu Greenway, Bronx; 1.2 mi
Van Cortlandt Park Greenway, Bronx; 1.1 mi
Hudson River Greenway, Manhattan; 12.4 mi
Randall’s Island Greenway, Manhattan; 2.1 mi
103rd St. Footbridge, Manhattan; 0.2 mi
East River Esplanade, Manhattan; 6.7 mi
While the East Coast Greenway Alliance is constantly improving the safety of the Greenway route through its advocacy efforts, many of the current on-road connections, including those on the Greenway’s interim routes, have little or no special provisions for bicyclists or pedestrians. Long-distance travel via on-road sections of the Greenway is recommended for experienced cyclists only. Many lengthy traffic-free segments of the Greenway are suitable for families and cyclists, walkers and runners of all ages and abilities.
The current on-road routing is housed on low-traffic roads whenever possible. We aim to be as clear as we are able about the conditions riders can expect by including alerts for known stressful sections on our online mapping tool at map.greenway.org. Directional signage may or may not be present along the route. Users are advised to review state traffic laws, research current road conditions and discuss plans with people familiar with area roadways.
This website provides information for the public about trails and roads for traveling the interim route of the East Coast Greenway and their general suitability for long-distance cycling and walking. The East Coast Greenway Alliance and those involved with the development and publication of this website do not assume any liability for injuries, damage or loss to persons using this information or the routes suggested. People using this information are responsible for their own safety and should take appropriate precautions.
1-day cycling/walking tour recommended by Eric Weis
A culinary exploration recommended by Silvia Ascarelli
3-4 day bike tour recommended by Bruce Donald
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Many thanks to our New York Ambassadors, who include:
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