Edgeley Grove section – Now OPEN:

The Edgeley Grove section of the Ma & Pa Trail from Tollgate Road to the Winters Run bridge is now open for  regular  trail users.

When the weather is good, you may see a few workers out there cleaning up the area. But the full lenght of the trail is now open for business.

Special Notice – Please Read


                       Harford County Parks and Recreation

                    Update for May 8: County Playgrounds Reopen,

                                  COVID-19 Up-date

                                    May 8, 2020





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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



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.

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 Updated 10/2/2019