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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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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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April 26, 2017 – Please Attend continued Conservation Commission hearing re: Gervais VW

Please support the Rail Trail in Lowell This meeting is now to be continued on April 26th, 2017. Gervais VW purchased the BFRT ROW just north of Industrial Ave (and Crosspoint) from PanAm Railways.  Gervais wants to expand parking onto

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March 22, 2017 – Please Attend Conservation Commission Meeting re: Gervais VW

Please support the Rail Trail in Lowell Gervais VW purchased the BFRT ROW just north of Industrial Ave (and Crosspoint) from PanAm Railways.  Gervais wants to expand parking onto the ROW.  There may be a way for the BFRT to

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12/31/2016 – Bruce Freeman Year End Appeal. Bridge the Phase 2B Gap

IMPORTANT UPDATE 02/05/2017:  The state has decided to step up and fund the remaining $350K of the design work.  Please stay tuned for additional information on this exciting development.  At this time the FBFRT have suspended the Bridge the Gap campaign and

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April 23, 2016 – Volunteers Needed for Spring Cleanup on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

In conjunction with the Chelmsford Town Wide Cleanup and Earth Day, a Spring Cleanup will be held on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in the Cushing Place area and between the Chelmsford Center for the Arts and Fletcher Street. When:

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Volunteers Needed for Chelmsford Town Wide Cleanup & Earth Day

In conjunction with the Chelmsford Town Wide Cleanup and Earth Day, a Spring Cleanup will be held on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in the Cushing Place area and between the Chelmsford Center for the Arts and Fletcher Street. When:

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Volunteers Needed – Chelmsford Rail Trail Light Maintenance Crew

The Chelmsford Trail Light Maintenance Crew is in the process of being rejuvenated. The trail section breakdown has been revised based on access points and to eliminate isolated and hard to define sections.  New and past volunteers should contact Bob

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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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Upcoming Events
  1. June 21, 2018 – Summer Solstice Bike Ride

    June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. June 23, 2018 – Carlisle Old Home Day

    June 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. July 4th, 2018 – Sudbury 4th of July Parade

    July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm