Trails and Byways Advocacy

Delaware Greenways was organized in the early 1990’s during a land conservation movement, which resulted in the creation of the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail.  Our advocacy for trails – and scenic byways has continued since then.

By creating trail connections, we are opening safe bicycle and pedestrian travel for recreation and transportation.  Needs we found even greater in 2020, and today, then ever before.  Our byways provide a way for travelers to take routes that allow exploration of each city and town along the way.  Time spent discovering these roads less traveled, enriches all who travel them.

Our work is done collaboratively and in partnership with communities, organizations and agencies to:

  • Create more trail networks, linking population centers to open space areas
  • Offer new, safe bike and pedestrian routes, supporting recreation, transportation  and outdoor adventures
  • Champion the beautiful scenic byways in our state, providing options for travelers to explore new routes, discovering the natural, historical, cultural and recreational qualities of each.

Diversity and Inclusion

As we promote the State’s trails, pathways, and byways, we are strengthened by diverse and inclusive thinking that can only come through different faces and life experiences. Delaware Greenways will take intentional action in conducting its business to create and support projects, activities, funding, partnerships, staff, and collaborations that will enrich the diverse communities we seek to serve.

Reasons to Celebrate

We are proud to work with our valued partners, members, volunteers and sponsors to enhance access and to support the unique, natural beauty of Delaware.
These co-operative and creative partnerships have given us some great reasons to celebrate and we look forward to future accomplishments.
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Trail Ideas
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Local explorers
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Miles of Scenic Byways Designated


Memories Created
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Miles of Trails Built
Mary Roth
Executive Director
Terri Jones
Marketing and Outreach Manager
Adam Crosby
GIS Coordinator, Delaware Bayshore Byway Coordinator
Our Board members volunteer their time and talents behind the scenes, on project work and events.
Current Board Members:
  • Lynne Kielhorn
  • Gary Linarducci, President Emeritus
  • Jed Patterson, President
  • Emily V. Schmidt, CPA, Treasurer
  • Ian “Jahiti” Smith
  • David Teague, Vice President
  • Peter F. Townsend, MD
  • Peter J. Walsh Jr.
  • Cathy Williams, Secretary
  • Portia Yarborough, PhD

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