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

September 2017 - Paving near Old Marlboro  Road and Cottage Street

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

2011 - Cross country skiers enjoying Phase 1 of 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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November 2017 Friends Annual Meeting and Thanks

2017 Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Annual Meeting at Pedal Power in Acton

The annual meeting for the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail on Sunday, November 19th, was well attended. It was great to hear about the construction progress on Phase 2A (Acton) and Phase 2C (Concord), as well as the

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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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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: http://www.concordma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/10930 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

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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

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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

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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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View maps for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Download a Phase 1 Trail Map with Parking Information here (PDF) Phase 1 is in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford.

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.