Big extension of Little Paint Branch Trail to open soon, link Beltsville to regional trail network

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A steel-framed box bridge, narrow, suited for pedestrians and cyclists, stretches across a shallow, narrow streambed. In the background, winter has stripped a forest of trees of its leaves. Behind the forest, an apartment high-rise is visible.

Michael Theis/Route 1 Reporter

A new hiker-biker bridge straddles the Little Paint Branch in northern College Park near Cherry Hill Road. Construction workers are finishing the expanded trail, which will link Beltsville with the larger Anacostia Tributary Trail System and beyond.

Major construction on an expansion of the Little Paint Branch Trail is expected to be finished later this month, according to Prince George's County officials. The new extended trail will run for 2.2 miles alongside Cherry Hill Road from the trail's present-day terminus in Northern College Park near Cherry Hill...
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