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 an 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.

If you are interested in supporting the Trail, volunteer and/or become a member. More information can be found on our Membership webpage.


Rescheduled: Due to inclement weather, this event will now be held on November 12!

Come and join to learn more about the proposed link of the Ma and Pa Trail from Bel Air to Forest Hill. It’s in the works! On November 12 at 1:00 PM, we will have a short update on the plans for the Trail Connection.

We will bus to the Blake’s Venture Trailhead in Forest Hill from the Williams Street Trailhead and then follow the proposed “Missing Link” back to Bel Air.

Please bring water for your hike and note that you may get your feet wet as this is not a paved trail and there are a few streams to cross.

Follow our “In the News” Link to read the article in the Baltimore Sun about this event.



 Updated 10/29/2017