CHESTERFIELD — A path near Pocahontas State Park has become a designated part of the East Coast Greenway, which aims to develop a biking... County to link with East Coast Greenway

CHESTERFIELD — A path near Pocahontas State Park has become a designated part of the East Coast Greenway, which aims to develop a biking and walking route from Canada to Key West, Fla.

The nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance selected the Woodpecker Road Multi-Use Path because it could provide an essential connection along the 3,000-mile route.

This is the first designation for Chesterfield. Additional portions of the East Coast Greenway are being considered throughout the county.

“Chesterfield Parks and Recreation is excited to have the Lake Margaret Trail formally recognized as part of the East Coast Greenway,” said Stuart Connock, chief of parks, design and construction services.

“The department partnered with the developer for this project, providing the design and permitting guidance,” Connock said. “The developer constructed the facility as a condition of zoning, and it will be maintained by the Lake Margaret Homeowners Association.”

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation will be placing alliance-approved trail markers along the path.

For more information, go online to greenway.org.