FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS

Noted for its old mills that line the Nashua River, its hilly topography, several regional parks, and tightly knit neighborhood enclaves, Fitchburg retains its small town character despite being one of the largest and diverse cities in Worcester county.

Located just 10 miles from New Hampshire and 50 miles from Boston, Fitchburg has a vibrant cultural community supported by Fitchburg State University and the Fitchburg Art Museum, founded by artist and collector Eleanor Norcross in 1929 “for the joy and inspiration of art.”

Fitchburg is home to the annual Longsjo Classic bicycle race, a world famous and time-honored, classic American cycling event. Established in 1960 in memory of 2-time Olympian Art Longsjo, the Longsjo Classic is the second oldest cycling race in the USA.

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COMMUNITY FACTS

County: Worcester
Settled: 1730
Incorporated: 1760
Population: 40,312
Area: 28 square miles

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Freedom's Way National Heritage Area
94 Jackson Road, Suite 311
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-3654

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