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New Jersey

Travel through the bustling urban areas of Trenton, New Brunswick, Newark, and Jersey City but also a surprising share of quiet, traffic-free paths, including the D&R Canal Towpath.

Total Miles, Spine Route


Miles of Protected Greenway


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Event • May 1st - May 2nd 2021

Date TBD: NYC-to-PHL Greenway Ride

Two-day fundraising — and fun-raising — bike ride from New York City to Philadelphia.

Explore New Jersey in 2021

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Current Progress

The nearly 100 miles of Greenway in New Jersey passes through bustling urban areas — Trenton, New Brunswick, Newark, and Jersey City — as well as quiet suburban settings and more rural landscapes than one might expect. The route includes 36 miles of the much enjoyed D&R Canal Towpath.

Between the end of the D&R Canal Towpath and the northern end of the New Jersey route in Jersey City, travelers alternate between park paths and interim on-road sections. We are working on an Essex-Hudson connection with partner communities, counties, NJDOT, NJDEP, New Jersey Bike Walk Coalition, and others.

The New Jersey route is bound on either side by rivers. To cross into New York, take a ferry across the Hudson River or go to the George Washington Bridge. To cross into Pennsylvania, use the bike/ped friendly Calhoun Street Bridge across the Delaware River between Trenton and Morrisville.


Trail Advisory: Beginning on June 25, 2018, the D&R Canal State Park (Main Canal) towpath will be closed Monday through Friday between Rocky Hill and the Griggstown Causeway for approximately 75 days due to the New Jersey Water Supply Authority construction repairs at the Griggstown Waste Gate. 

Traveling by train? 

Quick tips when using Amtrak with your bike: Do your research in advance; each train line features different bike rack equipment and loading procedures. Check Amtrak for the latest and when in doubt: call the station if you have questions. Click for more: https://www.amtrak.com/bike

New Jersey Contacts

Designated Trails in New Jersey

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

  • Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, Jersey City; 0.5 mi

  • Lincoln Park path, Jersey City; 1.1 mi

  • Newark Riverfront Trail, Newark; 0.6 mi

  • Black Brook Park Path, Kenilworth; 0.5 mi

  • Lenape Park Path; 1.4 mi

  • Nomahegan Park Path, Cranford; 1.2 mi

  • Roosevelt Park Path, Edison; 1.3 mi

  • Merrill Park Path, Middlesex County; 0.3 mi

  • Middlesex Greenway, Middlesex County; 1.5 mi

  • Donaldson Park Path, Middlesex County; 0.8 mi

  • Johnson Park Path, Piscataway; 1.7 mi

  • Landing Lane Bridge Path, Piscataway-New Brunswick; 0.1 mi

  • D&R Canal Trail, New Brunswick-Trenton; 36.3 mi

  • D&R Canal Towpath (alt rt), Hamilton-Bordentown Twp-Bordentown NJ; 3.7 mi
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Greenway Ambassadors

Greenway Ambassadors are our super-volunteers, folks who love the East Coast Greenway and offer to pitch in on events, trail stewardship, social media, and more. Interested in pitching in? Write to Bruce Donald, our Tri-State Greenway Coordinator.

Many thanks to our New Jersey Ambassadors, who include:

  • Silvia Ascarelli, West Windsor

  • Michael Scotti, Cranford

  • Adam Tamzoke, Jamesburg

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Ambassador Silvia Ascarelli collects a water sample during our 2018 East Coast River Relay.

News and features of interest

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June 30, 2020

Inaugural NYC-to-Philadelphia Greenway Ride shifts to 2021

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July 2, 2020

Get to know the Greenway: Bruce Donald

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June 18, 2020

Get to know the Greenway: Daniel Paschall

Our Partners in New Jersey

Partners include but are not limited to:

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