Blog Archives

Join us at the July 4th Parade in Sudbury

Sudbury’s July 4th parade is coming soon.  Let’s celebrate our major achievements: completion of the BFRT in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton, near completion of the rail trail in Concord as well as having state and federal funds approved for construction of the Sudbury section

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Summer Solstice Bike Ride + Let’s Be Careful Out There

Happy Father’s Day! Before I get on a rail trail today, I’m writing this message (so I don’t get home and decide to take a nap, and then bail on the belated message another day). So briefly (well, briefly for

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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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“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 e-Awakening.com, 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

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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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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November 20, 2016 :: Friends Annual Meeting Sunday

Come see Phase 2A progress! Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:00 pm Walk to view progress of the trail 2:00 pm Refreshments and meeting Meeting Location: Pedal Power Bike and Ski 176 Great Road, (Rte. 2A) Acton, MA   Photos from

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10/22/2016 :: The 2016 Massachusetts Trails Celebration

Attendance at the event is now FREE! The Celebration will go on, RAIN or SHINE! Let’s get together outdoors and celebrate our work and accomplishments on trails in Massachusetts with friends, food and fun. Saturday, October 22nd, 9:30 am –

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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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