The 11-mile BWI Trail was primarily designed for area commuters; however, the trail also makes for a great recreation venue. Despite being close to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, much of the trail is mercifully peaceful, especially the segment through Friendship Park's pine forest. Aviation buffs will enjoy the northern terminus of the trail in Andover Park, where they can view the general aviation runway.
You'll find a few restaurants along Aviation Boulevard, Dorsey Road and Elkridge Landing Road, and vending machines at the Amtrak station. Restrooms are available at Andover Park and the Amtrak station.
At the southern terminus of the BWI Trail you can connect via the John Overstreet Connector
a short spur traildirectly to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Parking for the BWI Trail is available at the Tom Dixon Observation Area on State Route 176/Dorsey Road, about 1 mile west of Interstate 97. If that lot is full, park at Sawmill Creek Park on SR 176 along the spur to the B&A Trail. Travel west on the John Overstreet Connector until you reach the BWI Trail.
If you are traveling by rail from Baltimore, exit at the Linthicum Light Rail Station. A short spur south will connect you with the BWI Trail.