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You Can Make Your Escape On Your Bike

The region features several excellent bike trails.

 As the weather cools, the leaves color and the days grow shorter, many of us are trying to make the most of the outdoors before the leaves leave.

October will soon bring colorful trees and crisp sights to enjoy. Want to enjoy the fresh air and scenic views while keeping warm?  Why not head out on a bicycle for some exercise, stress relief while taking in the vibrant landscape.

 Lowell offers a 6.8 mile bike path that follows along the old New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell Line through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford. Just recently completed, the Bruce Freeman trail offers a relatively uninterrupted ride on its newly paved and gently rolling terrain.  Flanked by large trees and passing by Heart Pond, the path offers a peaceful cruise.

The Bruce Freeman Trail is open to all non-motorized means of travel including rollerblading, jogging, walking, skiing and of course biking.

The path begins near the Lowell/Chelmsford line near Cross Point and Rt. 3, and continues through Chelmsford Center to the intersection of Route 27 and Route 225 in Westford.

Offering such amenities as public parking, restrooms, public water access, ice cream pit stops and beach access at Heart Pond, there is are plenty of conveniences along the way to make the afternoon pleasant. 

 Don’t get stuck in a rut this season.  Enjoy the fall foliage and fresh air while pedaling away in nearby towns.  Venturing out for some exercise and fun can be a “wheely” good time along the Bruce Freeman Trail.

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