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Breeze along the Northern Delaware Greenway, the scenic Christina River Walk in downtown Wilmington, and the New Castle Riverfront Greenway.

Total Miles, Spine Route


Miles of Protected Greenway


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Current Progress

Breeze along the Northern Delaware Greenway into Wilmington to the scenic Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington. Follow the Riverwalk to the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge, which marks the beginning of the beautiful Jack A. Markell Trail, opened in the fall of 2018. The trail takes you to historic New Castle by way of a boardwalk over wetlands, across the Christina River on an arched bridge just for cyclists and pedestrians, and along a mix of forest, underpasses, and a former rail corridor. 

Enjoy the charming historic city of New Castle before continuing on the New Castle Riverfront Greenway along the Delaware River and heading westward to Newark, starting out on the Penn Farm Trail. The route incorporates a mix of side paths and roads to Newark, a small college town near the Maryland border where travelers will find themselves on the James F. Hall Trail before hitting the road again to the Maryland border.

Delaware Contacts

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Designated Trails in Delaware

Mileage counts reflect the portion of each trail that is part of East Coast Greenway.

  • Northern Delaware Greenway, New Castle Co., 7.5 mi

  • Christina Riverwalk, Wilmington; 1.1 mi

  • New Castle Industrial Track Rail-Trail, New Castle; 3.5 mi

  • New Castle Riverfront Greenway, New Castle; 1.1 mi

  • Penn Farm Trail, New Castle Co.; 1.1 mi

  • Churchmans Rd sidepath, New Castle Co.; 1.4 mi

  • Rt. 4 sidepath, New Castle Co.; 4.25 mi

  • Library Road sidepath, Newark; 1.3 mi

  • James F. Hall Trail, Newark; 1.75 mi

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Enjoying the greenway along the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware.

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