For Concord Residents
The Town is in the process of updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). An Open Space and Recreation Plan inventories existing open space and recreation facilities and identifies needs of the community. This plan will assist in the maintenance and enhancement of the benefits of open space, both active and passive recreational facilities, to benefit the character of the community and protect its green infrastructure.
Details and Survey here
1st Annual Greater Lowell Community Foundation's RiverRide
The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail participated in the 1st Annual Greater Lowell Community Foundation's RiverRide on September 22nd as a way to fundraise for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. Our team raised more than $1,500, thanks for your support.
Construction for Next Segment of BFRT Starts in 2014
We have great news to share. The next 4.88 mile section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (Phase 2A) is officially planned for construction start in 2014 and to be completed in 2015 (that is 0.14 miles south of the current southern terminus at the Rt. 27 & 225 intersection in Westford to the Carlisle border, thence 847.2’ through Carlisle to the Acton border, and then 4.57 miles through Acton to Acton Indoor Sports near Wetherbee Street) Details in our Summer Supplement Newsletter (PDF)
Sudbury Town Meeting Update:
Sudbury Town Meeting passed the two Bruce Freeeman Rail Trail articles overwhelmingly.
Concord Town Meeting Update:
Article 39 – Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Right-of-Way, passed by 2/3 vote.
Spring 2012 Newsletter
Read the latest news about progress on the trail, events and volunteer opportunities.
NEW - Bring the Trail to Sudbury FAQs
Frequently asked questions about extending the trail into Sudbury
Bring the Trail to Sudbury
Move this effort along by making a contribution to a Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail fund to pay for the design of the Sudbury Extension.
Spring & Summer Volunteer OpportunitiesTake a look at our updated calendar.
New Fence Openings will allow access to businesses
At the request of businesses, the Town of Chelmsford has agreed to install two openings to allow access from the trail, for walkers, bikers, and wheelchairs.
Rail Trail Studies Details here
Route 2 Rotary Design Information Details here
Statewide Trail Usage Counts