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Ma & Pa Trail to finally be connected through Bel Air with final easement in place

Ma & Pa Trail to finally be connected through Bel Air with final easement in place

After years and years of negotiations, the missing link to connect the two portions of the Ma & Pa Trail has been secured, Harford County and Bel Air town officials announced Thursday.

"For nearly two decades, we have dreamed of connecting the two parts of the Ma & Pa Trail," County Executive Barry Glassman told the crowd gather at the Williams Street trailhead. "It will finally be connected. We have acquired the last piece."

The missing piece belong to the family of the late State Sen. Robert Hooper and for years the county and family were negotiating, without coming to an agreement, for an easement through the property. That all ended in the...

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