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Map of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

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Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

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Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

LENGTH:

10 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail-trail, forests, wetlands, Bedford Depot, overpass for Interstate 95,

NEARBY TRAILS:

Narrow Gauge Rail Trail - Bedford to Billerica

Reformatory Branch Trail

Alewife Greenway

Alewife Linear Park Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Boston

Regional Trails

The Minute Man Commuter Bikeway is a 10-mile long paved path that extends from Bedford to Arlington in Eastern Massachusetts. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels past parks, schools, residential neighborhoods and commercial centers on the outskirts of the Boston urban area. The trail goes past two historic train depots in Bedford and Lexington and ends up at the Alewife Station in Cambridge.

The north portion of the bikeway goes through miles of forested area with long stretches between road crossings. The southern portion of the bikeway goes through more densely populated areas with more frequent road crossings. The bikeway does have a buffer of trees for much of the southern portion.

Conditions

The Minute Man Commuter Bikeway is paved the entire way and is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, walking and running. The trail has few curves, but does cross a number of streets.

Communities

The Minute Man Commuter Bikeway goes past the following communities: Bedford, Lexington and Arlington.

Points of Interest

The Minute Man Commuter Bikeway goes past the following points of interest:

Depot Park Waldorf School of Lexington
Historic Bedford Depot Hurd Field
Trophet Swamp Arlington Reservoir
 I-95 Overpass Ed Burns Arena Skating Rink
Valley Road Recreation Area Arlington High School
Lexington Visitors Center Buzzell Field
Lexington Depot Spy Pond Field
Brown Homestead Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Tower Park Magnolia Park
Arlington's Great Meadow Thorndike Field
Adams Playground Alewife Reservation
Tower Park Alewife Station
Nearby Trails

Narrow Gauge Rail Trail - Bedford to Billerica & Reformatory Branch Trail: the north end of the Minute Man Commuter Bikeway, at Loomis Street and South Road in Bedford, allows connections to the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail - Bedford to Billerica and the Reformatory Branch Trail.

Alewife Greenway & Alewife Linear Park Trail: the south end of the Minute Man Commuter Bikeway in Cambridge connects to the Alewife Greenway and the Alewife Linear Park Trail. these trails lead to Medford, Sommerville and Fresh Pond.

End Points

The north end of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway is located at Depot Park at the intersection of Loomis Street and South Road in Bedford. This is the location of the Historic Bedford Depot.

The south end of the bikeway is located at the Alewife Station in Cambridge.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, Massachusetts.

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