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 for Beginners

   August, 2016 by lapointe.jer

Had a fun time riding this trail yesterday! read more

Good beginner trail

   August, 2016 by mrprbush

I recently got back into road / trail cycling. The Freeman Tail at about 6 miles one-way was excellent for getting in shape for longer runs. Trail is well maintained and there are three stretches where you can get up to a fast speed in between street more

Love this trail

   June, 2016 by gflaherty

If you start at Cross Point in Chelmsford, it's not quite as nice as if you start in Chelmsford Center. The 2nd half is more woodsy and has better view. read more