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Baltimore and Annapolis Trail - Annapolis to Glen Burnie, MD
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park in central Maryland features a paved surface ten feet wide set within a corridor of parkland over thirteen miles long. The linear park is shared by walkers, runners, bicyclists, rollerbladers, equestrians, and others.

Among the most visited parks in Maryland, the "B&A; Trail" stretches along the route of the old B & A Short Line Railroad, which formerly connected the state's capitol (Annapolis) with its major port and commercial center (Baltimore). Historic transportation structures such as the electric power houses, switch boxes, and the Severna Park Station still stand along the Trail and enhance its appeal. The trail passes through suburban communities, wetlands, mature deciduous forest, pasture and meadow and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Overlooking the United States Naval Academy and just south of the 0 mile marker of the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail is Jonas Green Park. Included as part of the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Jonas Green is a beautiful 2.24 acre park consisting of a grassy area for picnics, a sandy, rocky shoreline and pier for fishing and a newly constructed Visitor Center and Park Ranger Station. A fishing license is required for shoreline fishing, no license is required to fish from the pier. Canoes and kayaks may launch from the shoreline. Motorized boats and other motorized watercraft are prohibited in the park.


The park is open during daylight hours, year-round; however the trail is not cleared of snow in winter and may be icy. Trail parking lots are generally open from 7:00AM to sunset. The park ranger station is staffed daily from 8:00AM until 4:30PM. There are some seasonal variations in this schedule; phone the park office for current information or for trail closures due to severe weather.

Fees: There are no entrance fees for admission to the trail park. Certain programs sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks and/or the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails may have costs and user fees.
For more information about Baltimore and Annapolis Trail call (410) 222-8820 or visit the following website:

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