PROJECT TRAIL:South Shore Trail (Project)

  • States: Maryland
  • Counties: Anne Arundel
  • Length: 10.3 miles
  • Trail end points: Bestgate Rd. (Annapolis) to Odenton
The South Shore Trail is part of the Grand History Trail concept. For more information, visit

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Greenway Commission:

The South Shore Trail is a planned multi-use rail trail project that would utilize the portion of the WB&A running between Odenton and Bestgate Road in Annapolis. The 10.3-mile trail would be linked in Odenton to the WB&A Trail, which would connect to Prince Georges Countys WB&A Trail at the Patuxent River. The county is currently working on a right-of-way acquisition. This trail will also be a component of both the East Coast Greenways (ECG) and the American Discovery Trail (ADT).

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