July 1, 2020 – Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (Acton) – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Acton, Massachusetts.  The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is a twenty five mile Trail that includes the towns of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Framingham, and Sudbury.  The Trail is 10 feet in width and is popular for:  biking, skiing, walking, jogging, and rollerblading.

We had a surprisingly lovely Adventure to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.  I was eager to take a walk on this Trail but did not have high expectations specific to scenery.  We parked in a designated parking area on Route 27.  Upon arrival we were greeted by the loud songs of cheerful frogs, perking up the ears of my curious Wilma.  The Trail entrance was quite formal lined by black fencing and scattered with flowers.  From there we turned right and began our walk.  The Trail was framed by a scenic wooden fence.  I was pleased to find the Trail quite wide, perfect for a mixture of those walking, running, and biking, and of course a safe distance in these days of COVID.  We could hear the traffic on Route 27 but overall it was a peaceful setting.

The Trail was continually framed with rustic fencing, a simple feature that I appreciated.  It did not take us long to arrive at a wetlands area filled with pussy willows, frogs, and birds.  I was quite elated to find this knowing we were only exploring a small portion of this Trail. There were several more of these wetlands areas along the way, we even located some benches for visitors to sit and relax.

It is always nice when an Adventure exceeds my expectations.  Wilma seemed hot today, even laying down for a quick nap, so we only walked about an hour.  We definitely will be back to visit the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (Rating:  Adventure will not be rated as only a small section of this 25 mile Trail was explored).



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