|Address:||502 W Wheel Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015, USA|
Nice park, apparently not allowed in on school days, however its only enforced if youre in a car apparently. Theres no signs on any of the 10 other access trails stating this policy and even the park employees dont seem to know their own park that well. When I rode my bike into the area, they seemed dumbfounded when I mentioned I came in on a trail from the neighboring neighborhood (Monmouth) and they just laughed. For that matter, they only seem to address the policy and enforce IF they happen to see you AND youre in the main area where the Admin buildings are. They dont seem to patrol the trails or even know about them given their reaction to what I said. People go there to fish and hike all the time, and apparently they are clueless to it. So i guess the "closed on school days" only applies if you drive a car to the park, but you could walk/bike around the gate or via a trail entrance and they are none the wiser to it apparently. Its a an odd system and not well advertised if they are truly that concerned about school days. Its a large park, but only that small corner is overseen, the rest of it is wild, and can be accessed by the public rather easily from 10 other trail heads. They only marked the main entrance for some reason, so it would be easy to say you had no idea of their policy, because it would likely be the truth. They dont seem to enforce it though. The guy that mentioned it to me must just have been bored that day, because I never heard anything about it since then and I kept going, just made sure I didnt go by the main buildings. Add more signs, Harford Glen, if its that important to you. And its not going to occur to most people to look up a parks website. Its a park.
I am 51 and it was always my favorite closest place to hike ,picnic ect since I was about 5 years old.Was very sad years ago when they quit letting the public in durring school session.I found my love of nature as a child there...sooo many fond memories.I got addicted to the place and then got restricted to a county school schedule.
Snapping turtles swimming, butterflies everywhere, great egrets flying by... in fact I saw over 30 species of birds in a few hours... and so quiet, isolated, and wooded despite its location rather close to the festival shopping center. A truly wild acreage among the suburbs.
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Part of the Harford public school system, hours are 7 am to 7 pm on Weekends only from April to October; during summer when school is not in session the park is open to the public 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm.
Nice park, I guess we came to early before it bloomed. a bit hard to stay on the trails, no maps along the way only on website.
Such a fun and beautiful park tucked away behind route 24! Great for quick hikes with kids or more long and challenging hikes.
Beautiful scenic area with a nice trail along the water. The water is pretty shallow, and fishing isnt great.
Love this place... educational Center wildlife area. A gem in the middle of Bel Air
Both wild and manicured spaces. Great hiking and no shortage of nice scenery.
Huge local park. Lots of trails and an old dam built by the "war department".
Great place for learning more about the environment, particularly wetlands.
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Loved this place as a kid... guarantee todays kids will, too!
This is a great place to visit on the weekends with kids!
My beautiful backyard! Always well kept and loved.
Great trails, even good ones on humid days
Nice pond and trails along the water.
Pretty cool park. Always clean
A great little area to explore.
Great place to fish and hike!
Beautiful waking trails!
Really beautiful park.
Nice place to visit.
Jack Howard JR