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Westford is a city in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts. With a population of roughly 25,000 (2020), it's a thriving outer suburb of Lowell, with high tech industries. Nashoba Valley ski area is here.

Chelmsford is a town in Massachusetts with a population of about 36,000 (2020). It's about 20 minutes west of Lowell.

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By car[edit]

  • I-495

Chelmsford serves as the intersection of the highways Route 3 and Route 495. The 495 exit is around 35 minutes north of Route 90. New Hampshire is most easily reached by driving fifteen minutes North on Route 3.

Get around[edit]

Map of Westford


  • The Butterfly Place, 120 Tyngsboro Road, +1 978 392-0955. Daily. Feb 14-March 10AM-4PM; Apr-mid Oct 10AM - 5PM. A glass atrium living butterfly environment containing a variety of colorful plants and shrubs with up to 500 butterflies. $8/$6.


  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area, +1 978 692-3033. Powers Road. Small mountain with good instructional programs, snow tubing park.
  • Kimball's Farm, 400 Littleton Road, +1 978 486-3891. Before Memorial Day & after Labor Day they close at 9PM. Kimball's Farm is family owned, with 36 holes of adventure style mini golf, a bumper boat pond, farm animals and live animal shows. There is also a driving range and pitch and putt course. If you're hungry they have the Luncheon Grille and Seafood Shack, which serves all types of barbecued food. They also host corporate outings and private events.
  • One Stop Fun, 49 Power Road (Boston or Rt. 95/128:), +1 978 692-9907. M-Th 9AM-6PM, F 9AM-8PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 10AM-6PM. Gymnastics and dance lessons. Zumba classes. Indoor playground. karate program. Yoga. Open gym. Pool membership.
  • Westford Racquet and Fitness Club, 4 Littleton Road, +1 978 692-7597. provide fitness, swimming and tennis lessons/recreational fun. family atmosphere. open to all ages and abilities.
  • Westford Sportsmen's Club, 74 West St (Take Route 3 to Exit 33 (Route 40), approximately 5.4 miles north of I495. Take Route 40 west toward Westford and Groton, Massachusetts. Go approximately 5.1 miles through Westford. At this point you will be near the Town of Groton Line (sign on your left) and the Millstone Observatory (on your right). Take the first left after the Groton sign onto Granitville Road. (Graniteville Road becomes West Street as you cross back into Westford.) Go approximately 0.4 miles. The entrance to the Westford Sportsmen's Club is on the right side of the road.), +1 978 692-3649. Gun range open to all persons at least 18 years old.



  • Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine, 1 Lan Drive (Westford), +1 978 589-9666. Great!
  • Westford Grille, 142 Littleton Road (Westford), +1 978 392-0708. M-F 11:30AM-midnight, Sa noon-midnight, Su noon-10PM. (Rte. 110).
  • The Java Room, 14 Littleton Road (Chelmsford), +1 978-256-0001. 8AM-3PM daily. Coffee house and wine bar featuring a cozy atmosphere and light bites.
  • Kastore Restaurant, 100 Tyngsboro Rd (Chelmsford), +1 978-251-4020. M-Sa 11AM-9PM, Su noon-9PM.
  • Outlook At Nashoba Valley (Westford), +1 978 692-5700. Power Rd.


  • Karma, 174 Littleton rd, +1 978 692-6920. M-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F Sa 11:30AM-10:30PM. Asian/Japanese "fusion" restaurant. Wheelchair accessible. Takes reservations. Bar with televisions. $11-30.
  • Ninety-Nine Restaurant, 333 Littleton Road (where 495 meets rt 110), +1 978 589-9948. $11-30.


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Routes through Westford
LowellChelmsford  N  S  LittletonMarlborough

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