- The Coastal Georgia Greenway is a shared regional vision for a 155-mile continuous trail connecting South Carolina to Florida through Georgia’s six coastal counties; and 300 miles of existing an planned greenway connector trails that will make the beauty of coastal Georgia easily accessible to bicyclists, hikers, joggers, equestrians, canoeists, and kayakers; AND
- Comprised of a Board of Directors representing the six coastal counties the Coastal Georgia Greenway, Inc. is a 501 c (3) Non-profit grass roots organization – working to make the Greenway happen.
The Greenway organization develops grassroots support and funding for new Greenway projects. It also develops professional capacity to assist local government’s efforts to identify routes and design, build, promote, and manage new trail segments.
The good news is that more than 95 percent of the 155- mile through corridor route is already publicly owned. Design and construction are next, and the Greenway will grow one trail section at a time as funding is put in place. Meanwhile, there are sections of the Greenway already open and being enjoyed. Continue to visit this Web site to learn more.
Currently 99.96% of the identified 155-mile Coastal Georgia Greenway route linking SC to FL through Georgia’s six coastal counties, is publicly owned! Only 0.58-mile of the route is privately held.
Construction of the 450-mile trail system will have another economic benefit. It will also provide coastal residents with a safe, alternative way to travel between work and home. In fact, more than 50 percent of the six-county coastal population lives within a mile from a planned trail. Over time, the trail system will provide a safe way for some residents to dodge traffic congestion and may take some pressure off the expand roadways. Proximity to the trail system will give those residents a safe, easily accessible place to meet the U.S. surgeon general’s recommended 30-minutes of daily exercise.
Just as important as the reasons above, the Greenway will make it possible to enjoy coastal Georgia on a pedestrian scale, giving tourists and local residents alike the ability to the long history and natural beauty of the coast unfiltered by the frame of a vehicle window.
In addition, completion of the Coastal Georgia Greenway through corridor route will create a new destination activity, distance cycling, to the existing mosaic of recreational, heritage and eco-tourism opportunities in coastal Georgia.