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BWI Trail
Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area

BWI Trail

BWI Trail
 

Amenities and Facilities

BWI Trail: Paved Trail (12 miles)
Playground
Restrooms IconRestroom (portable)
Parking Lots
 
 
About the Trail
At Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie the B&A Trail ends and the BWI Trail begins. The BWI Trail circles BWI Airport for an additional 12 miles of paved trail. A parking lot and a children’s playground are located at the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area on Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Several scenic views of the BWI Airport are found along this loop trail. A spur trail from BWI Trail at Andover Road leads to the Linthicum Light Rail Station. Both Trails are open dawn to dusk.
There are two parking lots on the BWI Trail. The first is the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area and the second is Saw Mill Creek Park. Because it’s only about a mile from the end of the B&A Trail, the lot in Glen Burnie is also a viable option. 
Directions
  Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area 

From the Bay Bridge: Take Rte 50 west to exit 21 I-97 north. Take exit 15, Rte 176 (Dorsey Rd) east towards the Airport. Continue on Rte 176 a short distance, the Observation Area is on the left just before WB&A Road. 

From Annapolis: Take Solomons Island Road (Rte 2) north to Rte 50 west. Take exit 21, I-97 north to exit 15, Rte 176 Dorsey Rd) east towards the Airport. Continue on Rte 176 a short distance, the Observation Area is on the left just before WB&A Road. 

From Baltimore: Take I-695 to I-97 south. Take exit 15, Rte 176 (Dorsey Rd) east towards the Airport. Continue on Rte 176 a short distance, the Observation Area is on the left just before WB&A Road. 

From Washington: Take Rte 50 east to exit 21 I-97 north. Continue to exit 15, Rte 176 (Dorsey Rd) east towards the Airport. Continue on Rte 176 a short distance, the Observation Area is on the left just before WB&A Road. 

 
The Anne Arundel County Trails are a unit of the Park Operations Division of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

 

 


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