The Florida East Coast Greenway is a community of people interested in enjoying, building. protecting and promoting the East Coast Greenway in Florida. The Florida East Coast Greenway Committee advocates in-state construction 600 mile multi-use trail that extends through 14 counties from Nassau to Monroe. This is the Florida section of the almost 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway multi-use national trail extending through 14 states and the District of Columbia between Maine and Florida.
The Florida East Coast Greenway is a chapter of the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA). Our mission is establish, preserve, manage and maintain the Florida Segment of the East Coast Greenway Trail Network, a long-distance, multi-user transportation and recreation trail network that connects major urban centers along the East Coast between Maine and Florida.
The East Coast Greenway (ECG) is a developing trail system that it winds its way from Canada to Key West, FL, linking all the major cities of America’s Eastern Seaboard. It is the nation's most ambitious long- distance urban trail project. By connecting existing and planned shared-use trails, a continuous, traffic-free route is being formed to serve self-powered users of all abilities and ages.
Florida boasts the longest portion of the ECG with the most miles of completed trail. North to south, the ECG enters the state at Fernandina Beach then continues 584 miles to Key West, the United States' southernmost mainland point. The ECG travels largely along the coast, through seaside villages, America's earliest historic sites, through vast nature preserves and major cities that include Jacksonville and Miami. The project also includes the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail which hops from island to island for 106 miles. The Florida segment includes the most bridges of any ECG state, with much of the route on a wide side path that runs along Highway A1A. The entire ECG in Florida is within the Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Land Trails Opportunity Map and the FGTS Priority Trails Map.