New trail segments in New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina recently earned official East Coast Greenway designation, bringing this year’s total of Greenway additions to 11 segments across nine states. Eight new segments were welcomed to the East Coast Greenway earlier this year.
Approved by the Alliance’s Greenway Council and Board of Trustees in September, the latest additions to the East Coast Greenway (from north to south) include:
(Note: click the trail name to view each segment on the East Coast Greenway mapping tool)
Rancocas Creek Greenway, Delran & Riverside, New Jersey (0.9 miles): Part of the Delaware River Heritage Trail (DRHT) and the East Coast Greenway’s complementary route in New Jersey, the newly opened portion of the Rancocas Creek Greenway extends from Amico Island in Delran to Pennington Park in Delanco. This new segment continues Burlington County's momentum to develop its portion of the regional Circuit Trails network, as well as the DRHT, which will eventually connect Camden to Trenton, 45 miles along the Delaware River waterfront.
Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail, Suffolk, Virginia (1.6 miles): Phase II of the Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail, which spans 1.6 miles from Suburban Drive to Nansemond Parkway, was recently completed and added to the East Coast Greenway’s complementary route in Virginia. Currently 5.5 miles of the Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail are complete with future plans to link the existing segments.
Gorman Street Connector, Raleigh, North Carolina (0.4 miles): The Gorman Street Connector is a short, yet important, section of the East Coast Greenway, safely linking Raleigh’s Reedy Creek Greenway and Rocky Branch Trail, as well as the Meredith College and North Carolina State University campuses. Enhancements included a two-way separated cycle track, wide side paths on each end and safety improvements at two busy intersections.
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