Town of Westford COVID_19 Information
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The town of Westford, Massachusetts is located in Middlesex County approximately 25 direct miles northwest of Boston. Primary driving access to Westford is from Exit 83 (formerly Exit 32), the Boston Road exit, off of Interstate 495. Heading south from this exit brings you within close proximity of the major commercial district along Littleton Road (Rt 110) near the intersection of Boston Road, as well as the many office complexes along the Littleton Road corridor. Heading north from the Boston Road exit brings you to Westford Center and the town offices. Another business section in Westford is on Groton Road in the northern part of town, and that area can be reached by taking Exit 86 (formerly Exit 33) off of US Rt 3 then head west on Rt 40.
• Getting To Westford
Westford is about a 35 mile drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS), about a 30 mile drive from Manchester-Boston Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire, and approximately a 35 mile drive from Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Central Massachusetts. The town is served by bus service from the Lowell Region Transit Authority (LRTA). LRTA bus #15 runs from the Kennedy Bus Transfer Station at the Gallagher Transportation Center in Lowell, through Billerica and Chelmsford before making several stops in Westford. The bus service continues along Littleton Road before turning around at the former former IBM office location near Littleton Common. There is MBTA commuter rail service from Boston to the Gallagher Transportation Center in Lowell, and a connection to the LRTA #15 bus to Westford can be made at the Kennedy Station/Gallagher Center. There is also MBTA commuter rail service from Boston to the neighboring town of Littleton. There are no bus connections to the Littleton MBTA rail station. Westford has no dedicated taxi service, but several taxi companies in neighboring towns will provide service into Westford. Ride sharing services (Uber/Lift) also operate in Westford. Driving time between downtown Boston and Westford is about 45 minutes during non-rush hour periods.
There are several lodging options along Littleton Road (Rt 110). Here you will find a Hampton Inn, the Westford Regency Inn, and a Marriott Residence Inn. These hotels are conveniently located within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and small shopping areas. Most lodging is only a short drive away from the corporate offices and industrial locations along the Littleton Road corridor.
• Town Services
Westford town offices, the J.V.Fletcher Library, and the police department headquarters are located in the town center. These facilities are near the Westford Common, which can be found at the northwest end of Boston Road as it intersects with Main Street and Lincoln Street. The fire department headquarters are located at 65 Boston Road, near I-495. More information on Town Services is available in the Westford Directory Blue Pages.
• Things To Do
Throughout the winter, downhill skiing and snow tubing takes place at Nashoba Valley Ski Area on Powers Road. The ski hill has several lifts and provides skiing for all levels of skiers. Ski and snow board rentals are available at the ski area. Nashoba Valley Ski Area is also home to the Outlook Restaurant, which overlooks the ski slope.
During the summer, Kimball Farm offers great tasting ice cream along with recreational activities that include a driving range, 3 par golf course, batting cages, mini golf and an outdoor grill. Kimball Farm is located on Littleton Road near the Westford-Littleton town line.
Westford is home to the 18 hole Butter Brook public golf course, located on the Westford/Acton town line. Access to the club house if from Rt 225, Concord Rd.
You can find a host of visual & performing art events at the Parish Center for the Arts. Check out their website for details.
There are two town beaches in Westford. Forge Pond beach is located in the Forge Village area of Westford. Access to the beach is via the road that starts at Pleasant Street and runs parallel to the railroad tracks. Edwards beach is located on Nabnasset Lake in the Nabnasset section of Westford. Access to the Edwards Beach parking area is near the corner of Birch Road and Williams Ave. Proof of residency required during select times in the summer months.
The Bruce Freedman Rail Trail crosses through the eastern portion of Westford. This 12 mile long paved trail will take you between the Concord/Acton town line near Rts 2A/119 and the Cross Point office complex in Lowell.
The Westford Conservation Trust also maintains a map of all hiking trails throughout Westford. One of the more popular walking areas in Westford is the Stony Brook Conservation Land/East Boston Camps. Several times each year, the Friends of East Boston Camps sponsor a family outing day at the Stony Brook Conservation Land. In the winter months, the outing will include many winter activities, such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snow castle making. The good weather activities will include swimming, softball and hay rides. Unless otherwise posted, the Stony Brook Conservation Land is open for trail walking and nature hikes. Parking is available across from the Stony Brook Farm Stand on Depot St or at the Stony Brook Middle School parking lot near the athletic field.
In the spring, the Westford Kiwanis sponsor the Apple Blossom Festival. The Apple Blossom Festival usually includes a carnival at the Abbot School field along with special activities and musical performances. The highlight of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Apple Blossom parade, followed by the crowning of the Apple Blossom Queen. The Apple Blossom Festival usually takes place during the second week of May.
In June, the First Parish Church United sponsors the Strawberry n Arts Festival. This one day event includes booths and displays from local crafters and artists, along with entertainment provided by local performers. Freshly made Strawberry Shortcake is served throughout the day.
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