Biking the East Coast Greenway

Over 2 months I biked the entire eastern seaboard on the East Coast Greenway from the Canadian Border of Maine to Key West Florida. I biked 15 states, ~450 cities, and ~3,000 miles! The terrain is paved bike paths, back roads, and some unpaved path sections.

Suggested Route:

I included a few longer days but biking about 40-65 miles a day allows time to see all of the small towns and seaside villages taht you want to check out along the way. As an educator, I have two months during the summer but if I could pick a time of year, I would leave at the end of September (when cranberries and blueberries are in harvest and the foliage begins to change in Maine.)

Day:Start:End:Distance (Miles)
Day 1Calais, MaineMachias, ME45
Day 2Machias, MEEllsworth, ME57
Day 3Ellsworth, MECamden, ME55
Day 4Camden, MENew Castle, ME58
Day 5New Castle, MEPortland, ME*52
Day 6Portland MEPortsmouth NH57
Day 7Portsmouth, NHMarblehead, MA74
Day 8Marblehead, MABoston, MA*20
Day 9Boston, MAProvincetown, MAFerry
Day 10Provincetown, MAChatham, MA38
Day 11Chatham, MABourne, MA40
Day 12Bourne, MAProvidence, RI*53
Day 13Providence, RIPutnam, CT33
Day 14Putnam, CTHartford, CT58
Day 15Hartford, CTNew Haven, CT42
Day 16New Haven, CTStamford, CT45
Day 17Stamford, CTNYC*42
Day 18New York, NYPrinceton57
Day 19PrincetonPhiladelphia44
Day 20PhiladelphiaNew Castle, DE36
Day 21New Castle, DEBaltimore, MD69
Day 22Baltimore, MDAnnapolis, MD30
Day 23Annapolis, MDAnacostia-DC*45
Day 24DCAlexandria, VA11
Day 25Alexandria, VAFredericksburg, VA66
Day 26Fredericksburg, VARichmond, VA60
Day 27Richmond, VAWilliamsburg, VA54
Day 28WilliamsburgChesapeake, VA59
Day 29Chesapeake, VAPoint Harbor, NC71
Day 30Point Harbor, NCRodanthe, NC*43
Day 31Rodanthe, NCOkracoke, NC58
Day 32Okracoke, NCBeaufort, NC58
Day 33Beaufort, NCSneads Ferry, NC55
Day 34Sneads Ferry, NCWilmington, NC*48
Day 35Wilmington, NCNorth Myrtle Beach, SC77
Day 36North Myrtle Beach, SCPawley Beach, SC40
Day 37Pawley Beach, SCMcClennanville, SC40
Day 38McClennanville, SCCharleston, SC*55
Day 39Charleston, SCBeautfort, SC72
Day 40Beaufort, SCSavannah, GA42
Day 41SavannahDarien, GA67
Day 42Darien, GABrunswick, GA20
Day 43Brunswick, GAFernanda Beach, FL66
Day 44Fernanda BeachSt. Augustine, FL*62
Day 45St Augustine, FLDaytona beach54
Day 46Daytona beachTitusville, FL52
Day 47Titusville, FLMelbourne, FL43
Day 48Melbourne, FLVero Beach, FL39
Day 49Vero Beach, FLJupiter, FL55
Day 50Jupiter, FLFort Lauderdale, FL65
Day 51Fort LauderdaleMiami Beach, FL*30
Day 52Miami, FLKey Largo, FL70
Day 53Key Largo, FLMarathon, FL48
Day 54Marathon, FLKey West, FL50
*Indicates suggested rest day
Use your own discretion on activity level, people you may want to see and cities you may want to explore to choose your rest day. I have seen most of the Northeast larger cities (Portland, New York City, Boston, etc), so when I chose a rest day it was more based on cities I had not explored yet (and unfortuantely…weather!)

Day 1: Calais, ME—> Addison, ME

Day 1: Addison, ME—> Belmont, ME

Day 3: Belmont, ME—> Harpswell, ME

Published by Caroline

I am a full time school counselor in Brooklyn, NY and love to travel in the summer. My love of travelling started when I spent a month travelling in China in 2006. It was solidified when I studied and worked in Barcelona and Malaga, Spain. Both provided me a homebase while travelling around Europe with friends. Now living in NYC, I take any opportunity to get out of town and see some place new. I want to inspire you to travel on any budget and understand more deeply the cultures that you visit (some of which you do not need to leave your own city to experience!)

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