Come explore the Elizabeth River trail
The ERT runs 10.5 miles and connects businesses, historic attractions and 28 neighborhoods within a five-minute walk. The multi-use trail is designed for walking, running and biking and is suitable for all ages. Pets are welcome.
The trail comprises 11 sections and 11 trailheads from Norfolk State University to NIT Terminals along the Elizabeth River. Highlights include Harbor Park, Downtown Norfolk, Freemason Historic District, Sentara campus, Fort Norfolk, Chelsea, West Ghent, Lambert’s Point, Old Dominion University, Larchmont and Lochhaven.
This urban trail follows the Elizabeth River through Downtown and beyond for a birds-eye view of attractions, ships, barges, vessels from the world’s largest naval installation and the world-famous Port of Hampton Roads.
Attractions along the way include the Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus, the Pagoda, the Chrysler Museum of Art, Hermitage Museum and Gardens and the 19th-century Fort Norfolk. Visitors can also visit breweries, restaurants and shops along the way.
To see the trail in action, view the interactive map here.
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Transportation options and landmarks all along the ERT.
Learn more about the Freemason Bike Loop.