Whether you’re biking the East Coast Greenway in New England for a brief weekend trip or as part of the entire 3000-mile route from Maine to Florida or vice versa, this guide will help you plan your tour on the New England portion of the Greenway by highlighting lodging, campgrounds, eateries, bike repair shops, and points of interest along the way.
About the East Coast Greenway
For someone interested in touring New England by bike, the East Coast Greenway is one of the essential routes to consider. It’s a long-term project to connect existing and planned shared-use trails to provide a continuous, traffic-free route from Maine to Florida. The project is run by the East Coast Greenway Alliance, founded in 1991 and committed to providing a paved corridor along the Atlantic seaboard for public recreation and economic growth. Within New England, the primary route runs about 800 miles from Calais, Maine to Byram, Connecticut, nearly 300 miles of which are already on off-road, shared-use trails, with new protected trails being added every year. For more information and to see which paved trails are already included in the Greenway, visit our East Coast Greenway page or go to greenway.org, the official website of the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
We chose 19 cities at roughly 50-mile intervals along both the primary and complementary routes.
- Maine: Calais, Machias, Ellsworth, Bangor, Waterville, Lewiston, Brunswick, Portland, Rockland
- New Hampshire: Portsmouth
- Massachusetts: Boston, Worcester, Provincetown, Sandwich
- Rhode Island: Providence
- Connecticut: Putnam, Hartford, New Haven, Greenwich
To create your own route on the Greenway and print customized cuesheets, use the East Coast Greenway Alliance’s map tool.