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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New benches installed near the kiosk in Westford

Benches and Kiosk on Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Trail users enjoying the 2 benches and kiosk recently installed along the Right of Way in Westford near the intersection of Routes 27 and 225. (Photo credit: Emily Teller)

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August 2016 – Phase 2C Concord Update


Last Monday night 8/15, the Concord Select Board voted 4-0 to accept permanent easements on three properties in West Concord from private owners to accommodate building phase two of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The construction project for Phase 2C

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Design Charrette in Sudbury

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail We want to hear from you! Come to the charrette with your ideas, comments and questions! Please join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Town Hall. DROP IN ANYTIME between 6:00 – 8:00 pm to

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Comments on Funding BFRT due Sunday, July 24th by 8:00 pm


It’s July, so it’s TIP comment time again (the state process to schedule funding for transportation projects, including rail trails).  With construction ongoing for Phase 2A (Acton, Carlisle and Westford), we only need to comment on Phase 2C (Concord from

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May 2016 – Trail Construction Update

Construction near Rte 2A/119 crossing. Photo: Barbara Pike

This photo from May 15, shows work continuing near the Rte. 2A/119 crossing. Here is the latest update from the town of  Acton website. Posted on April 27, 2016 at 10:43 AM by Planning Department Rte. 2A Bridge Drill Shaft

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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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Concord Town Meeting (begins on April 4th) to Vote on BFRT Articles

Although Concord’s 100% design is in its final stages, we need your vote at Town Meeting this week to ensure that it continues to meet the schedule for the construction bid this fall. Note that the Right of Way article

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Spring 2016 Newsletter

A section of the trail near Nashoba Sportman's Club in Acton. March 2016

The Spring 2016 edition of our newsletter is now available and includes updates on Phase 2A (Westford, Carlisle and Acton), Phase 2B (Bridge over Rt. 2) and Phase 2C (Concord). It also has information about progress in Sudbury and news

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