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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status

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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status

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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status, Volunteer Opportunities

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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status

November 2017 Friends Annual Meeting and Thanks

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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status

“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

Posted in Trail Events, Trail News

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

Posted in Trail Events, Trail News, Trail Status

Massachusetts Trails Conference 2017 | November 3-4, 2017 | Leominster, Massachusetts

“Building Trails: A Path to Vibrant Communities”  The semi-annual Massachusetts Trails Conference is coming up this Friday and Saturday Nov. 3-4, 2017 at the Double Tree Inn by Hilton in Leominster, MA.  The Conference is sponsored by the Mass. Department of Conservation and

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Trail News

October 21, 2017 – Concord Update

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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status

September 2017 – Map of Concord section of the trail and more

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

Posted in Trail News, Trail Status

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.