Walking & Cycling

Ma & Pa Trail
The MA & PA Heritage Trail is a scenic walking and cycling path that is anticipated to connect Forest Hill with Fallston through the Town.  The trail is designed along the old alignment of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad with a goal to preserve the memory of the historic rail transportation route from York to Baltimore.   Currently, the Town is working with Harford County Parks & Recreation and several land owners to connect the two existing alignments of the MA & PA trail.
The first section between Bynum Road and Jarrettsville Road and the second section between Edgeley Grove and Tollgate Road.  
Town parks are maintained by the Planning Department.
Walking in Bel Air
The Town of Bel Air has surveyed the most desirable walking routes, assembled healthy facts about walking and provided related links for those who want to walk in and around the many neighborhoods and downtown.  Please click on 'Walking in Bel Air' to access this brochure.
Map My Walk
Trail Link
Walk Jog Run 
Running in Bel Air
The Town of Bel Air has also surveyed the safest and most suitable running routes in and around downtown and the many neighborhoods.  The Town has provided links, assembled health facts and best routes at varying lengths and difficulty.  Please click on 'Running in Bel Air' to access the brochure.

Map My Run
Trail Link
Walk Jog Run 

Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan was updated by the Town of Bel Air in 2013 to provide a ten year blueprint for future walking paths, cycling routes & alternative transporation options based on the goals and objectives of the Town Comprehensive Plan.  Citizens, business owners, elected officials and other stakeholders provided direction for a more walkable and bike friendly community resulting in a comprehensive vision coordinated with Maryland State Highway Administration and Harford County.


Bike to Work

Bike to Work Day is an event celebrated across the United States each May to encourage and celebrate bicycling to work and promote public awareness of bicycling and bicycle safety and promotes a “clean commute”  Emissions from single occupancy vehicles contribute significantly to our region's dangerous ozone levels. Bike commuting can improve the air we breathe.   This year's event will take place on May 15- 21, 2023.  For your safety, as well as others, please review the Bicyclist/Motorist Maryland Rules for the Road and Harford Commute Smart information provided here for your convenience.