Ribbon Cutting 2009 - Phase 1

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail opened this August. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Party was held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 10 am at Old Town Hall & Town Common, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Old Town Hall, Chelmsford, MA, August 29, 2009 (Photo: T. Teller)

BFRT Board Members with Sponsors Banner

Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Board Members with Sponsor's Banner (Photo: T. Teller)

Mass Certificate

Certificate presented to Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

USR Certificate

Certificate presented to Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail from the US House of Representatives.

For general info, watch the Phase 1 page, or subscribe to our mailing list.






For information on this proposed trail please contact us at: info@BruceFreemanRailTrail.org or
Join the Friends of the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

Construction Info

Recent photos of construction progress along the trail are
available here

Rail Trail Construction FAQ is available here

For Chelmsford status and questions contact Cynthia McLain

For Westford status contact Emily Teller

Phase 1 Memorandum of Agreement details here.

Amenities and Acquistions

The Friends of the BFRT are assisting with amenities, such as benches and bike racks, and the acquisition of the Phase 3 portion of the railroad right of way (ROW). The rail trail will also need regular maintenance for which the Friends will provide support. More information here

Related Links

History of the Railway in Chelmsford Details Here

Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust http://www.clct.org/

Chelmsford Historical Society http://www.chelmhist.org/

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust http://lowelllandtrust.org/

Middlesex Canal Association http://www.middlesexcanal.org/