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B&A Trail Park Ranger Station
51 West Earleigh Heights Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
Office (410) 222-6244
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jonas Green Park and the South Lot (open 8:00 a.m. - dusk) at Boulters
From Washington and points West: Take RT 50 east to exit 27A and follow RT450
towardsthe Naval Academy. Go 1/10
of a mile and the South Lot is on the right. For Jonas Green continue on RT 450
to the traffic light at the base of the Naval
Academy Bridge, make a left then an immediate right into Jonas Green Park.
Earleigh Heights Ranger Station (Open 7:00 a.m. - dusk)
From Washington and points West: Take RT 50 east to exit 27B and follow RT 2
(Ritchie Hwy) north for approximately 7
miles. At the intersection of Magothy Bridge Road (to the east) and Eareigh
Heights Road (to the west) make a left onto
Earleigh Heights Rd. The Range Station is about 300 yards down and on the left.
Glen Burnie Parking Lot
Locally: This parking lot is located near the Glen Burnie Courthouse. Turning
west onto RT 648 from RT 2 (Ritchie Hwy)
you travel to the first light (Crain Hwy) and make a left, you then make the
first right onto Central Avenue. The parking lot
is on the right side of the street as is the Trail, which runs alongside it.
From Washington and points West: Take RT 50 east to exit 21 I 97 north to exit
15, RT 176 west (Dorsey Rd). Continue
on RT 176 a short distance to RT 648 (B&A Blvd) and make a right. At the first
light (Crain Hwy) make a right, then make
the first right onto Central Avenue. The parking lot is on the right side of the
street as is the Trail, which runs alongside it.
Trail Location: Glen Burnie to Annapolis
Trail Length: 13.3 miles
Counties: Anne Arundel
Nearby Towns: Annapolis, MD; Severna Park, MD; Glen Burnie, MD
Activities: Walking, Horseback Riding, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, In-line
Skating, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Surface(s): Asphalt
Trail Description: THe Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park is a 13.3 mile asphalt
trail linking schools, suburban homes and
apartments, shopping centers and malls, and churches. It follows the route of
the old B & A Shortline Railroad, a light
interurban line that connected the state capital of Annapolis to the city of
Baltimore with passenger and light rail freight
The B & A Trail is noted for a high level of community service and
beautification projects along the route. Community
volunteers are encouraged to adopt sections of the trail and maintain flowerbeds
and assist the County Park Rangers with
patrol and visitor service functions. Forty five Eagle Scouts have completed
service projects along the trail and dozens of
other youth groups have planted trees and flowering shrubs. Eighty families and
individuals have adopted flowerbeds
along the route. The Friends of the B & A Trail have also added a beautifully
landscaped garden in Severna Park, called
Hatton-Regester Green, which features flowers, a small pond and a gazebo for
concerts. All of the flowerbeds are
maintained by four chapters of the Federated Garden Clubs of America.
The B & A Trail is one of the most heavily visited parks in Maryland.
Parking & Trail Access: No parking fees. Trail parking is at the Earleigh
Heights Ranger Station on Earleigh Heights Road
in Severna Park. We also have parking at MD 450 and Boulters Way in Annapolis.
Public parking is available at the Glen Burnie Parking Garage, at the corner of
Crain Highway and Post 40 Road in Glen
Burnie; and the Severna Park Park and Ride at Jones Station Road and Maryland
Route 2 southbound.
Seasonal Restrictions: None