Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

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The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail follows the route of the former Framingham and Lowell Railroad. It begins at the Lowell/Chelmsford city line, about 30 miles northwest of Boston, near Cross Point, a major office complex. From there, it travels nearly 7 miles, passing the Chelmsford Mall, ducking under I-495, and providing accesses to a number of businesses along Chelmsford Street. The southwestern half of the trail is much more serene, diving into the woods along Beaver Brook and past Heart Pond before ending at Route 225/Carlisle Road in Westford.

Parking and Trail Access

Park in a designated area, as many intersecting streets do not allow for on street parking. Designated parking areas in Chelmsford are located at the Old Town Hall, the municipal lot, Pond Street, Byam School (after school hours), and the Stop & Shop parking lot on Route 110.


Great trail

   September, 2016 by darcindalou

We rode this trail recently, it is a really well kept trail with some very pretty views. A few road crossings through town get a little confusing at first but we managed even with a trailer and new rider. read more

Gorgeous, a great ride!

   August, 2016 by jensd929

Absolutely beautiful trail that is lush in the summer. It's mostly flat- it actually feels like it's slightly downhill both ways! There are 11 minor crossings (small roads with stop signs) and 2 major crossings (busy intersections with traffic lights). more

Great Trail for Beginners

   August, 2016 by lapointe.jer

Had a fun time riding this trail yesterday! read more