The East Coast Greenway is a 2,900 mile long traffic free route that is being developed between Key West, Florida and Calais, Maine, a town at the Canadian border. When completed, the urban trail project will link existing and created shared use trails for people using forms of non -motorized transportation, including walkers, runners, and bicyclists.
It was conceived as a linear park in 1991, with the aim of linking major cities along the Eastern seaboard, and about 30 percent is complete. It is almost entirely on public right-of-way, incorporating park paths, abandoned railroad corridors, canal towpaths, and pathways along highway corridors.
It is designed to accommodate tourists, local residents, and users of all abilities, with the idea of fostering a healthy lifestyle through sustainable transportation.
For more information and state by state maps, visit greenway.org.