Boots N Brews—Best of Both Worlds!

Ketan Gajria Hingham

Boots and Brews Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am

Calling all Millennials!  Here’s an event just for you!  Please join us for Boots N Brews — a 2 hour hike in the Blue Hills followed by a beer tasting at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton.


Space is limited, so RSVP soon to Charlie at 617-922-7112 or

Photo (left): Ketan Gajria (Hingham); Photo (right): courtesy of Blue Hills Brewery  

Special 50 Days of Freedom Hike in Quincy!

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Thursday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. St. Moritz Trailhead – Parking is at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy


The Friends of the Blue Hills is participating in Quincy’s 50 Days of FREEdom campaign by offering a “Quincy Peek-a-Blue Hike” on Thursday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Moritz Trailhead.  This free, one-hour guided hike is for parents and tots.  Free drinks and healthy snacks will be provided, and there will be a simple scavenger hunt for parents and children with all children receiving a prize at the end.

Although the Friends of the Blue Hills offers […]

Save the Date for our Annual Celebration!

Pete Jackson Lee Toma John Cronin

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pm Milton Hoosic Club, 193 Central Ave, Milton, MA

Please save the date for this special evening of food, friends and festivities!

Photo:  Attendees from last year’s Annual Celebration: Pete Jackson, Lee Toma and John Cronin

Join us for some Fun at the Fishing Festival!

Daniel Mainey from Quincy cropped

Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m.-noon Houghton’s Pond,  840 Hillside Street, Milton

Join the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Friends of the Blue Hills for… a morning of fishing fun!

  • Learn the fine art of casting and participate in a fishing derby with prizes from L.L. Bean Legacy Place.
  • Free equipment loans for fishing or bring your own road and reel.
  • We’ll also have wacky water games, arts and crafts, and face-painting.

Hope to see you there!

Green up the Blue Hills May 31

Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills!

You are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  The annual Green Up will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins.  You will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.  You can park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton.  It is a short, scenic walk from the parking lot […]

Petition to Support Blue Hills Buildings


Petition to Support Blue Hills Buildings

With just a cursory look at some Blue Hills landmark buildings, you’ll find:

  •  A leaky roof on the Blue Hills Observatory that if not repaired, could destabilize the building
  • Walls on the Trailside Museum that need support or they will become unsafe
  • Beams that if not replaced will bring down the historic Broderick Stable


You can help ensure that basic building infrastructure is maintained for these buildings – as well as Eliot Tower and the Blue Hill Ski Area.

Over $8 million has been allocated in the 2014 Environmental Bond Bill […]

Sunday, May 3rd – Special Member Walk – Archeology Wonders of the Blue Hills


Back by Popular Demand!


Joe Bagley, noted archaeologist and popular keynote speaker at last year’s Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, will be leading a hike in the Blue Hills, pointing out areas of archaeological interest.

Sunday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m. St. Moritz Trail Head Park at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy

Please note, the hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check our website for up to date information.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event for FBH members and friends!

Not a member?  No […]

CANCELLED: Community Forum with DCR Commissioner

Tiffany Mohamed Canton Snowy Owl @ Trailside Museum Sept 2012

We have to cancel the community forum with the Department of Conservation and Recreation…

Since we scheduled the meeting with the DCR Commissioner, the Commissioner has changed as part of the new administration.  Since the new Commissioner only started this week, we will need to cancel next week’s community meeting.

We will reschedule with her for sometime in the future.

In the meantime, we look forward to working with other members of the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills — and all of you to protect Blue Hills landmark buildings.

More information on the Coalition and efforts to improve […]

Join us for Peek a Blue Hikes — Starting April 14!

For more information and dates, click here.

Celebrate Earth Day at Fruit Center Marketplace (Just don’t forget your bag!)

Michael Dwyer and Anne Comber at Fruit Center Marketplace encouraging customers to use reusable grocery bags on Earth Day 2014

Fruit Center Marketplace and Friends of the Blue Hills Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, the Fruit Center Marketplace will donate $2 for every customer who uses a reusable grocery bag in the store that day.

All proceeds of the promotion will go to the Friends of the Blue Hills to help maintain 125 miles of trails in the Blue Hills Reservation.

“The Fruit Center is committed to environmental causes, and we wanted to celebrate Earth Day by supporting a local organization that shares that same commitment,” said Michael Dwyer, […]

Horseshoe Pitching in the Blue Hills


ST. MORITZ HORSESHOE PITCHING CLUB Bunker Hill Lane (Off Willard Street) W. Quincy, MA Monday evenings 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May – September 2015

Spring has finally arrived in New England and that means horseshoe pitching time is here again! Time to get out, enjoy the fresh air, meet new friends and get a little exercise.

Join this family-friendly activity where beginners are welcome. Stop by on a Monday evening to check it out.  If you want to learn – or get better – any of the more experienced members would be happy to help you.

The St Moritz Pitching Club […]

Protect the Beauty Photo Contest

168  Michelle LoConte Dedham

The Friends of the Blue Hills is dedicated to encouraging people to protect, preserve and enjoy the Blue Hills…  Show us who and what in the Blue Hills you care about that makes the Blue Hills worth protecting!

Prizes include two $250 gift certificates to LLBean; one prize awarded by judges and another prize awarded to the photographer whose photo receives the most popular votes.

See photo contest rules and submit photos.

Thanks to this year’s photo contest sponsors:  Dedham Savings and LLBean.

Photo credit: Michelle LoConte (Dedham)

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