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.
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.