Spring 2018 news and media roundup

img 0624
Local and regional leaders cutting the ribbon to open the newest portion of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. (From left to right: Rep. Mike Demicco, Farmington; Patti-Boye Williams, Town Council; C.J. Thomas, Town Council; Nancy Nickerson, Town Council Chair; Kathy Eagen, Farmington Town Manager; Bruce Donald, CGC & ECGA; James Redeker, Commissioner CTDOT; Edward Giannaros, Town Council; Beth Kintner, Town Council; Susan Whalen, Deputy Commissioner CTDEEP.)

It's been a busy spring for the Greenway. We've seen more long-distance walkers and riders hit the trail than ever before, opened and designated new segments of the Greenway, held our 5th New England Bike-Walk Summit and much more.

Enjoy some of the highlights:

National & International

Take a grand tour of New England — by bike  

-Washington Post, May 4, 2018


Would you bike from the Florida Keys to Canada? Annie Deluca will for a good cause 

-The Kansas City Star, May 1, 2018


Trump’s Missed Opportunity For Rural Economic Revival: Bike And Pedestrian Trails

- Fast Company, April 5, 2018


New England

East Coast Greenway stretches from Maine to Florida

- News Center Maine, May 26, 2018


Coastal New Hampshire: Exploring the ECG

- WCVB, May 23, 2018


Main Streets and Back Roads of New Hampshire's Seacoast

- WCVB, May 23, 2018


Augusta’s Kennebec River Rail Trail getting its missing quarter-mile start 17 years later

- Central Maine, May 1, 2018


Lincoln woman, 67, to bike 3,000 miles up East Coast

- The Valley Breeze, April 11, 2018


Tri-State (CT, NY, NJ)

Property board to consider sites to expand Cheney Rail Trail

- Journal Inquirer, April 26, 2018


Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program Announces 6th Annual Breakaway Benefit Ride

- Hartford Courant, April 24, 2018


Bolton bike tour expands with Vernon leg

- Journal Inquirer, April 16, 2018


You Meet the Most Amazing People on the Trail

- TAP into Plainfield, April 10, 2018


Pedestrian Bridge Being Installed Over Camp Meeting Road

- Hartford Courant, April 4, 2018


Go Take a Walk

- TAP into Plainfield, March 31, 2018


The One Park In Connecticut Where You Can Explore The Remnants Of Connecticut’s Canal System

- Only in Your State - Connecticut, March 15


Farmington Valley Trails Council Hosting Safety Expo

- Hartford Courant, March 13, 2018



Mid-Atlantic (PA, DE, MD, Washington DC)

Jon Korin: This Friday, for Bike to Work Day, can you kick the car for one trip?

- Baltimore Sun, May 29, 2018


IN FOCUS: East Coast Greenway and Clean Air Run

- PHL 17, May 19, 2018


On bike to work day, Widener prof puts pedal to the mettle

- Daily Times, May 18, 2018


Heritage Conservancy to Host "Earth Day in May" at Croydon Woods

- Doylestown Patch, April 18, 2018


Virginia/North Carolina

James Scott Farrin Earth Day Picnic Draws Over 200 People to ATC

- University Chronicle, April 26


Rolling with the Bike Ambassadors of Virginia’s Capital Trail



South Carolina/Georgia

New bike path connects Garden City, Surfside

- WMBF News, May 15, 2018


Bike path connects Surfside Beach to Garden City

- Southstrand News, May 3, 2018


East Coast Greenway in Garden City officially open

- WPDE (ABC 15), April 26, 2018


East Coast Greenway Path ribbon cutting

- WBTW-TV, April 26, 2018


Life at 3 mph: Walkers seek to remove stigma from opioid victims

- Coastal Observer, April 12, 2018



On the Road: East Coast Greenway takes shape


- The Florida Times Union (jacksonville.com), March 28, 2018





Read more of our June 2018 On the Greenway newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates and exciting news.

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.