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“Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal” November 16th, 2017


Date: November 16th, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm Al French, Bay Circuit Alliance Founder/former Executive Director; legendary trail advocate Dan and Marilyn Brielmann of, Multimedia educators focusing on the “Preservation of Nature and Protection of Resources” Littleton High School

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Sunday, November 19th, 1pm – Annual Members Meeting and Board of Directors Election

2016 Annual Meeting at Pedal Power Bike and Ski Acton

What: Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Inc. Annual Members Meeting. When: Sunday, November 19, 1 p.m. Where: Pedal Power Bike and Ski, 176 Great Road (Rte. 2A), Acton What Happens: Come celebrate the progress of the BFRT in 2017 (there

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Massachusetts Trails Conference 2017 | November 3-4, 2017 | Leominster, Massachusetts

Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury, MA

“Building Trails: A Path to Vibrant Communities”  The semi-annual Massachusetts Trails Conference is coming up this Friday and Saturday Nov. 3-4, 2017 at the Double Tree Inn by Hilton in Leominster, MA.  The Conference is sponsored by the Mass. Department of Conservation and

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October 21, 2017 – Concord Update

Trail construction in West Concord near the intersection of Old Marlboro Road and Cottage Street - October 2017

This is information from the Concord Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Advisory Committee. See the complete document here: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Update – October 2017 Trail construction began this summer and is proceeding rapidly. Notable progress on the BFRT in

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September 2017 – Map of Concord section of the trail and more


Work continues on the trail in Concord. The culvert is installed and Powder Mill Road has reopened. Some sections have been paved. For safety purposes, using the trail is prohibited until construction is completed. Please consider walking in alternative locations. Go to

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August 2017 – Progress continues on the Powder Mill Road culvert

Powder Mill Culvert construction - August 2017. Photo credit: John Wood

Work has continued on the Powder Mill Road culvert during the month of August.                       Here are two panoramas showing progress on the Powder Mill Road culvert. (Panoramas by John

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August 2017 – Phase 2A Construction continues in Acton

Progress on the trail in Acton.

Construction in Acton progresses. These photos were taken in late July. We look forward to having Phase 2A open in a few months. The trail is expected to officially open in Spring 2018.  

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July 2017 – Powder Mill Road Culvert construction


Progress continues on the removal and replacement of the Powder Mill Road culvert. Powder Mill Road will be closed from July 10 to August 31, 2017. From the Town of Concord: CONCORD, MA — Contractor D.W. White Construction has confirmed that

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Phase 2C Groundbreaking in West Concord on Friday, July 14th


Come help us celebrate! On Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 1:00 PM, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will join officials from the town of Concord and  the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail to celebrate a groundbreaking event for Phase 2C

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Rt 2A Bridge Work in Acton

Rt 2A Bridge in Acton, Massachuesetts

Early in June, the Route 2A bridge was painted to look like natural stone. This photo shows the contrast between the “primed” rockface wall and a finished section. The primer coat turns the gray wall a pearly ivory color. The

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