From a morning's hike to a week's bike trip or more, the East Coast Greenway offers thousands of miles of adventures, a great way to experience the Eastern Seaboard up close.
In August 2017, we launched an updated version of our online mapping tool, map.greenway.org. The new tool helps you locate the closest point on the Greenway from wherever you are and allows you to download GPX files or turn-by-turn cue sheets of trips along the Greenway of any length. The tool functions on computers and as a web app on mobile devices.
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.
Sample the best of southern New England. From Boston, travel west and south to Providence, R.I., down the Narragansett Bay and east to Cape Cod, then ferry back to Boston.
Half-day walking tour recommended by Brent Buice
2-day out-and-back bike ride: Recommended by Sarah Sanford
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