Recent News:

The final piece of property  was acquired in order to begin the design and construction of the next phase of the trail that will connect the Forest Hill and Bel Air sections.  The design and engineering phases will begin this year, and construction will be completed in 2019. When the connection is opened, you will enjoy a nearly 8-mile long continuous trail from Forest Hill to Fallston. Your support is more important than ever as we will be working with the County and contributing funds to create special enhancements to the trail. In addition, a member’s support enables us to:

  • Coordinate trail monitors and provide safety vests
  • Maintain and update trail signs and kiosks
  • Communicate with the community via our website, e-mail and Facebook page
  • Hold trail events
  • Work on special trail projects such as our Farm Fair bike corral and Checkerspot butterfly habitat

Please take a moment to join or renew your membership by clicking here.

2016 11-09: The MA & PA Heritage trail will be connected! Recently, in partnership with the Town of Bel Air, Harford County has acquired an easement for a small stretch of land that will finally allow for the connection of the Bel Air and Forest Hill sections of the Trial. The eventual connection will result in an 8-mile long trail that runs through the heart of Bel Air.

News Article: Read about the connection in the Baltimore Sun here.

Video: Watch this informative video below to learn about the new connection and a tidbit of information about the Trail. Click here.


MA & PA Heritage Trail is located on portions of the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad corridor in Bel Air and Forest Hill, Maryland.

We help make the trail the best place to walk, run and bicycle in Harford County.