Visit the Trail

The Bruce Freeman Trail is a proposed rail trail through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham in Massachusetts — following the 25-mile route of the old New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell line.

Phase 2A in Acton - Construction has begun!

Phase 2A in Acton – Construction has begun!

Phase 1 (6.8 miles in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford) is now open. Download a Trail Map with Parking Information here (PDF)

Phase 2A – (4.9 miles in Westford, Carlisle, Acton) – Was advertised for construction in September 2014. Construction began August 2015.

Phase 2B (Concord – Rte 2 Bridge) – 25% design in progress – construction programmed for 2017.

Phase 2C (Concord) Agreement reached with MBTA to relocate commuter rail crossing. In 75% design phase. Construction programmed for 2016.

Phase 2D (Sudbury from the Sudbury/Concord line to Rte. 20) – Sudbury has chosen contractor to begin 25% design.

Phase 3 (Sudbury & Framingham – 4.6 miles) – Right of way still owned by the railroad company CSX.

Family enjoying the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Enjoying the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

The Bruce Freeman Trail is open to non-motorized uses such as cycling, jogging, walking, and skiing. Other uses such as rollerblading and equestrian use may also be possible depending on the design.