Notice: Trail to be closed – Again

Edgeley Grove section – See note below:

Parts of Ma & Pa Trail  to be closed in October to address trail drainage.

The Edgeley Grove section of the Ma & Pa Trail from Tollgate Road to the Winters Run bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays (M-F) and some Saturdays from October 5 until December 1, 2020.  The closure will allow for improvements to address drainage issues and reduce washouts along this section of the trail. When it’s closed, no one will be allowed on the section, which is about seven-tenths of a mile long. Which Saturdays the trail will be closed will be determined by each week’s progress. Rain on weekdays could necessitate closing the trail on Saturday to keep the project on schedule. If you are doing the Fall October challenge you will have to complete runs 1, 2 and 3 on Saturday or Sunday.

 

Special Notice – Please Read

 

                       Harford County Parks and Recreation

                    Update for May 8: County Playgrounds Reopen,

                                  COVID-19 Up-date

                                    May 8, 2020

 

 

BG header

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2020

Harford County COVID-19 Update for May 8: County Playgrounds Reopen

BEL AIR, Md., (May 8, 2020) – County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following weekly update.

On Wednesday afternoon Gov. Hogan allowed for the resumption of elective medical procedures and broadened the list of permitted outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, camping, golfing and visiting cemeteries. He also allowed local governments to reopen our public playgrounds and other outdoor recreation spaces. While nearly all Harford County parks have been open throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the following day, after consulting with the Harford County Health Department, I directed all remaining county-owned outdoor recreation spaces to reopen, consistent with Gov. Hogan’s amended executive order. However, we must continue social distancing, hand washing and other procedures to maintain Harford County’s progress in slowing the spread of the virus.

Updated 5/09/2020  NPA

 

Welcome

Thank you for coming to the MA & PA Heritage Trail webpage! Please consider supporting our trail by volunteering or becoming a member. More information can be found on our Membership webpage.

The MA & PA Heritage Trail is located on portions of the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad corridor in Bel Air and Forest Hill, Maryland. Our nonprofit organization, The MA & PA Heritage Trail, Inc, strives to make the MA & PA Trail the best place to walk, run and bike in Harford County! Currently, the trail consists of a 3.3-mile section in Bel Air and a 1.7-mile segment in Forest Hill. 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 its Bel Air and Forest Hill sections. The eventual connection will result in a nearly 8-mile long trail that runs through the heart of Bel Air.

News articles regarding the Trail Connection can be found on our new “In the News” webpage. Watch a short video about the connection by following this link. For more trail-related photos, news and events, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 New Merchandise!

Check out our new MA&PA T-Shirts available on our Trail Merchandise Page.

_________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 Updated 10/2/2019