Highlighting the culture, history and natural beauty between New Haven, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance has released its first-ever comprehensive guide to exploring an iconic 170-mile stretch of the East Coast Greenway in Southern New England.
“Guide to the East Coast Greenway: New Haven, Connecticut, to Providence, Rhode Island, by Bike or on Foot” was written by Lisa Watts, former communications manager for the Alliance who rode the entire Greenway in 2018. This guide was published with support from the 1772 Foundation.
The guide is available for purchase for $10 for access to a digital version compatible with tablets and smartphones and available for download as a PDF. Links for digital access will be emailed following purchase, and the printed version will be shipped within one week of ordering. The first run of printed guides is currently sold out.
“Visitors to the East Coast Greenway in Connecticut and Rhode Island will enjoy a number of the Greenway’s earliest and most beloved stretches of protected paths: from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail to the Charter Oak, Hop River and Air Line State Park Trail in Connecticut to the Washington Secondary Trail across Rhode Island and the East Bay Bike Path alongside Narragansett Bay,” Watts writes.
“The two states have some of the highest percentages of completion among the Greenway’s 15 states — 50 percent for Connecticut, 68 percent for Rhode Island.”
The 100-page publication offers itineraries of varying lengths from two miles to the full 170 miles along with suggestions for amazing local restaurants, overnight accommodations, bike shops, historic sites, natural attractions and more.
“Lisa did a tremendous job of bringing one of the most popular stretches of the Greenway to life, and the East Coast Greenway Alliance is thrilled to share this guide with trail enthusiasts in the region and all over the world,” East Coast Greenway Executive Director Dennis Markatos-Soriano said. “We are grateful to the 1772 Foundation for its support of this project, and we’re hopeful this is the first of many guides to the East Coast Greenway.”
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