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Wednesday, May 16th the Trail is closed from High Street to Maple Road in Chelmsford

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Chelmsford will be closed from High Street to Maple Road on Wednesday, May 16th from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm for tree removal and brush grinding by the Chelmsford DPW.  Please avoid this section of

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Trail closed in Chelmsford on Wednesday, May 9th

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail will be closed from Cushing Place to High Street on Wednesday, May 9th from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm for tree removal and brush grinding by the Chelmsford DPW. Please stay off this section of the trail

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Spring Newsletter 2018 is here! Phase 2A opens, Updates for Lowell, Chelmsford, Concord, and Sudbury.

Our Spring Newsletter is out with news about Phase 2A (4.9 miles in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton) opening as well as updates from Lowell, Chelmsford, Concord, and Sudbury. Download the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BFRTNews-Spring2018

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May 11, 2018 – Phase 2A Ribbon Cutting Celebration 3:30 pm at NARA Park

Phase 2A Ribbon Cutting Celebration is set for Friday, May 11th 3:30 pm @ NARA Park in Acton.  MassDOT is organizing a ribbon cutting celebration.  The Town of Acton will host the festivities at NARA Park.  The Friends of the BFRT are

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Chelmsford Town Cleanup on April 21, 2018

Message from: Glenn Davison Volunteer Organizer of Volunteers Chelmsford Town Cleanup Join us in cleaning up our town by removing the roadside trash that has accumulated over the winter. Help to make Chelmsford a beautiful town. Please pick up litter

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Parking areas for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Spring is here and it’s a great time to visit the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. Here is a list of locations for Authorized parking for the trail: Crosspoint Parking Lot, Chelmsford – Nights and Weekends Only Chelmsford Center for the

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Phase 2A officially opens April 3, 2018!

In a few short weeks on April 3, 2018, Phase 2A will officially open. Phase 2A passes through the towns of Westford, Carlisle, and Acton, and it will extend the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail an additional 4.9 miles. This section

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Design Continues Over Rte. 2

This article appeared in our Fall 2017 newsletter. The design firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) is continuing to work on the 75% design of Phase 2B. This phase includes creating a 304-foot bridge over Rte. 2, building a wildlife culvert under

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A letter from FBFRT President: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Year End Appeal and Planning for 2018

Hi all. I’m curious who might be on the BFRT today. I have to walk our awesomely cute and friendly dog Holly, but otherwise, not really into single digit and below outside activities. Last year I sent out the year-end

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Enjoy Winter Activities on the Trail

Winter is a great time to visit Phase 1 (Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford) of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The trail is NOT plowed in the winter but is open for winter activities including snowshoeing and cross country skiing when snow covered.  Motorized

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View Trail Maps

Download a Phase 1 & 2A Trail Map with Parking Information here (PDF) Phase 1 (6.8 miles) in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford and Phase 2A (4.9 miles) in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton are open.

Download a Phase 2C Trail Map (PDF) Note: Phase 2C in Concord is not complete. For safety purposes, using the trail is prohibited until construction is completed.

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