Built in 1992 by the State of Massachusetts on an inactive railroad line, the Minuteman Bikeway travels from Bedford…More through Lexington and Arlington, before connecting to the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge.
The 11-mile bikeway, which is managed and maintained by the four communities through which it passes, is 12 feet wide and paved asphalt on the entire route. Bicycling, walking, jogging, in-line skating, cross-country skiing are allowed; no motorized vehicles are allowed except for powered wheelchairs. The bikeway is plowed during the winter in Arlington and Lexington.
In Lexington, the Bikeway is overseen by the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, via the Board of Selectmen's Office. In 2008, the Minuteman Bikeway inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
Lexington Depot 13 Depot Sq, Lexington, MA02420 The Lexington Depot was built in 1847 and was recently renovated. It is operated by the Lexington Historical Society. It…More used to be the train station for the line that ran to and from Boston. The path of the line itself is now the Minuteman Bikeway. The Depot is not open to the public, but can be rented for private functions of up to 100 people. Contact the society for more information. There is also a town-operated parking lot located behind the building, which can be used for event parking.