Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is a rail trail through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham in Massachusetts — following the 25-mile route of the old New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell line. The trail has a 10-foot wide pavement with a 2-foot wide packed shoulder on each side.The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is open to non-motorized uses such as cycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and skiing.

Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
P.O. Box 1192
Concord, MA 01742

Concord Parking
Commonwealth Ave, near the rotary & Concord MCI, Concord
West Concord Center, trail parking near Nashoba Brook, Concord
One handicap parking space near Williams Road, Concord
Download a Phase 2C Trail Map (PDF)

Contact Information

Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail P.O. Box 1192 Concord, MA 01742



Trevor S.   October 5, 2020
A well paved trail through the woods of metro west. We picked a day when the leaves had started turning and any chilliness was refreshing once the pedals...
Kevin Blanton   September 27, 2020
One of the best in eastern Massachusetts for cycling or running. Broad path, paved the whole way with a cinder path alongside four runners who prefer that. Gorgeous nature along 99% of the way, very few road crossings.
Ara Jeknavorian   July 14, 2020
Last week (7/10), My daughter and her family were up from New Jersey bringing their bikes. The kids - ages 13, 11, and 6 - all had a great time riding the trail, which is a hidden gem.
Darl blais   June 20, 2020
Beautiful Trail. Very shaded. Gorgeous ponds, wildlife, we'll maintained. We watched a blue heron fishing right off the trail
Michelle S.   June 1, 2020
This was great! Really pretty. Less crowded than Minuteman, and it seemed liked fewer road crossings. Goes by a nice brook and then a pond. Seemed totally...
Karen R.   April 16, 2020
Love walking this trail and I live right around the corner. The biggest issue are the bikes that think it's a race track. Someone is going to get seriously...
Atul Nautiyal   February 23, 2020
Very nice and well maintained trail for walking or biking. Trail is mostly flat and shaded. Benches along the trail for taking rest.
Trevor   November 7, 2019
Great place to walk/bike especially in peak foliage. I walked beyond the end under the bridge. Nice water views down there.
yeshads   August 10, 2019
Excellent place for a peaceful walk or cycling. Almost covered with green trees and shaded. A few benches scattered to rest, if you feel like. Wish they would provide some rest rooms here and there. Lucky to have walked for an hour plus.
Anrana S.   July 2, 2019
As of July 2019 - the bridge over Rt 2 is not yet constructed. So you are limited to about 11 miles. From Rt up to the former Wang tower in Chelmsford....