Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Chelmsford

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Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Jogging Path
Phase 1 (6.8 miles in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford) opened in 2009. Phase 2A – (4.9 miles in Westford, Carlisle, Acton) – opened on April 3, 2018. Parking for the rail trail is at these locations: (north to south) 1) Across from 1000 Main Street (Rte. 27) 2) NARA Park off Rte. 27 3) At Goulds’ Plaza (behind Donelan’s Supermarket) on Great Road (Rte. 2A) 4) Patriot Square, 179 Great Road across from Pedal Power Bike and Ski Phase 2B (Concord – Rte 2 Bridge) -The 100% design was submitted to the state and final comments have been received by GPI. The project is expected to go out to bid this summer (2019). Phase 2C ( 3.0 miles in Concord) This section of the trail is scheduled to open in 2019. Phase 2D (Sudbury from the Sudbury/Concord line to Rte. 20 – 4.5 miles) – Sudbury has been proceeding with the 25% design of the 4.5 miles of the BFRT in Phase 2D. Phase 3 (Sudbury & Framingham – 4.8 miles) – Right of way still owned by the railroad company CSX. source: Plan my trip to Chelmsford with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and the adjoining trails that used to be railroad tracks are a great way to enjoy the beautiful places throughout our communities. This is probably the best example of...  more »
  • Excellent place for a peaceful walk or cycling. Almost covered with green trees and shaded. A few benches scattered to rest, if you feel like. Wish they would provide some rest rooms here and there. Lucky to have walked for an hour plus.
  • Best bike trail ever! Good infrastructure: place to have a little rest, crossroads are good and visible from the road

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