Nov 14, 2018 – Fall Newsletter is here!

There has been a lot happening on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail since our last newsletter was published in the Spring. Our latest newsletter has updates on extending the trail into Lowell, enhancements to the trail in Chelmsford and Westford,

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Nov 1, 2018 – A letter from FBFRT President: Broadacres Farm in Sudbury

As a Friend of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (FBFRT), and especially, if you are a Sudbury resident you might be interested to look closely at Question 5 on the Town of Sudbury ballot (see sample ballot) for November 6th.  It

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Oct 16, 2018 – Join Us on December 2nd, for the Friends Annual Members Meeting and Board of Directors Election

When: Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m. Where: Pedal Power Bike and Ski, 176 Great Road (Rte. 2A), Acton What Happens:  Come celebrate the progress of the BFRT in 2018 (there is a lot to celebrate and be thankful for) and see what

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Oct 10, 2018 – Sudbury Town Meeting October 15 – Support Article 7

There will be a Town Meeting on Monday, October 15, at LSRHS at 7:30 PM. Article 7 is the final ask for design funding for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. We need $650,00 to finish the design. As soon as

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Oct 8, 2018 – Cushing Place, Chelmsford: Construction Update

Demolition work at Cushing Place began during the week of October 1, 2018. A major portion of the site has been fenced off. There is no access via Cushing Place from the lower portion of Central Square on Boston Road.

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July 16, 2018 – Trail Construction in Concord Update

Construction begins this week on the intersection near the 99 Restaurant in West Concord. In the past few weeks, work has continued on the trail in Concord with landscape plantings and work on the parking area near downtown West Concord

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Updated Map with Parking and Restroom locations.

Our trail map is updated with the latest parking and restroom locations. The map can be download here. The trail is very busy with lots of people enjoying bicycling, walking, rollerblading and running. Please be courteous to other trail users.

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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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Wednesday, May 16th the Trail is closed from High Street to Maple Road in Chelmsford

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Chelmsford will be closed from High Street to Maple Road on Wednesday, May 16th from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm for tree removal and brush grinding by the Chelmsford DPW.  Please avoid this section of

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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.