The East Coast Greenway is a walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida, connecting our nation’s most populated corridor. The East Coast Greenway is designed to transform the 15 states and 450 communities it connects through active and healthy lifestyles, sustainable transportation, community engagement, climate resilience, tourism, and more. The Greenway offers a safe place for bicyclists, walkers, runners, and more — of all ages and abilities — to commute, exercise, and visit new destinations. The map below represents the 18 miles that traverse Union County, NJ.

You may have seen signs like this in your neighborhood. They show the route of the East Coast Greenway and which direction to turn at the next intersection. I’ve added some parks and a historic landmark to the map above. If you know of other places of interest along the route that you think should be included, you can send them to me here – scott@mytownwebdev.com or https://www.facebook.com/ExlploreUnionCounty/ .

The Greenway passes by the historic Woodruff House and Conant Park in Hillside. It passes through Black Brook Park in Kenilworth. If you continue south, you will skirt around the edges of Lenape and Nomahegan Parks in Cranford. Eventually you pass through Rahway River Park before the Greenway exits Union County on the south side of Rahway.

The nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance leads the development of the trail network. They work with hundreds of volunteers, partner organizations, and officials at the local, state, regional and national level to continue moving more of the route onto protected paths. Together, we are connecting people to nature and communities via a safe, accessible Greenway. For more information – https://www.greenway.org

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