Great Silent Auction Items!

Annual Celebration!

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Milton Hoosic Club Discounted ticket rate: $35 through midnight, October 2

Please join us for this special evening of food, friends and festivities…. and see below for the great silent auction items!



Learn more.    Purchase tickets. Silent Auction Donor Item Anderson Bikes Bicycle Tune Up Angelos Coal Fired Pizza- Quincy $50 Gift Card Angelos Coal Fired Pizza- Quincy Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza-Westwood $50 Gift Card Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza-Westwood Babycakes – Quincy $20 gift card to Babycakes cupcakes Barbara Burr Photograph Blue Hills Grille $50 Gift Card […]

What an Ultra-marathon Runner Sees

David Dobrindt runs over 1,500 miles in the Blue Hills each year.  Watch to see the Blue Hills from the eyes of an ultra-marathon athlete.

Are Eagles Nesting in Milton?

Are Eagles Nesting in Milton? By Lawrence Meyer

Back in January 2016 I wrote about two eagles in Milton that had been seen regularly at Milton Landing since October 2014. I was thinking it might be time for an update probing the question of where they have been and whether they are a nesting breeding pair.

Picking up from January, 2016, throughout that winter and spring, until about the end of April, one and very often two eagles were perched at Milton Landing very often. In June and July they were gone. Late in August they returned and stayed […]

Blue Hills A-Live — Interview with Geologist Les Tyrala

In the video below, geologist, Les Tyrala, reveals the unique geologic history of Great Blue Hill.

Read the transcript.

Sign-up for invites to Blue Hills A-Live, your guide to the Blue Hills on Facebook Live, every Thursday at noon, beginning January 2017.


Neponset River Clean Up

Meet:  Martini Shell parking lot, 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park Time:  8am – Coffee, donuts & check-in, 8:45 – Report to sites Date: September 23, 2017 Ages:  15 and up Bring:  water, hat, sunblock, work gloves Wear:  work clothes (no sandals). You may get very dirty!

Registration appreciated for planning purposes. Please indicate if you will be bringing hip waders or a canoe.

Clean up sponsored by the Neponset River Watershed Association. 

Questions? Please contact Annie O’Connell 781-575-0354 x306 o’

Raffle: Dinner with Amazing Views!

Dinner Raffle Offers Very Best in Dining and Views!

For this year’s Dinner in the Blue Hills Raffle, you have a chance to enjoy a mouth-watering dinner for six provided by The Townshend, the hottest new restaurant in Quincy.  The Townshend just won the prestigious 2017 Best of Boston award for General Excellence on the South Shore!

You and five friends will enjoy dinner at the top of the Blue Hills Observatory in the heart of the Reservation.    You will enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the Blue Hills, the city of Boston, and the ocean.

Your meal will […]

Blue Hills A-Live — Starts September 19!

Facebook Live Show Launches September 19 for Four Weeks

When you watch Blue Hills A-Live, you will see the hidden changes in the Blue Hills, learn about places you may not have visited and join expert guides to explore the Blue Hills.

Blue Hills A-Live is a four-week Facebook Live video show that will give you a new perspective on the Blue Hills.  This Facebook Live show will run on Tuesdays at 1pm, beginning September 19.  If you can’t watch the live show, you can always watch the replay on Facebook or on our blog.  Please tune in, ask questions and add your own […]

Eliot Tower Closed for Renovation

Eliot Tower Closed for Renovation Great Blue Hill Eliot Tower and Pavilion is getting a face-lift this Fall!

The Eliot Observation Tower and Pavilion is closed for renovations.  The tower and pavilion are getting a new roof and the area around the structure will be off limits and enclosed in a chain link fence during construction. The DCR apologizes for any inconvenience.

For the best scenic view during the construction period, check out:

  1. The Blue Hill Weather Observatory and Science Center is open for rooftop viewing on Saturdays and Sundays and holidays, for a nominal fee. Space is […]

Your Vote Could Mean $5,000 for the Blue Hills!

Friends of the Blue Hills Volunteer Named as Finalist for Boston’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program… Please Vote for Caleb!

An extraordinary volunteer who does a tremendous amount for the Blue Hills, Caleb Blankenship, has been nominated as a finalist for this year’s Cox Conserves Hero. And if you vote for him, you will be helping to raise $5,000 for the Friends of the Blue Hills!

Vote Here for Caleb (Caleb is the third finalist on the page: the button to vote is under his photo.)

WFXT Boston 25, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, […]

Are you a Naturalist?”

Are you a Naturalist?” Recognizing the value of our surroundings through the eyes of a photographer by Jack Whitacre, PhD student in UMass Boston’s IGERT Coasts and Communities Program

What is Naturalism? Many don’t know how to define ‘naturalism’ but enjoy experiences outdoors. Whether flying a drone high in the sky, watching a stream’s flow, or looking to the drama in the skies and oceans, certain pursuits lead people to being in places at just the right time. Imagine receiving an unexpected call on a rainy night to photograph a rare species of mole salamanders making a misty journey to their […]

The Park Doesn’t Stay Nice By Magic

Ben volunteers to maintain the park, because…

Deer Management 2016 Program Review and 2017 Survey Results

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Department of Fish and Game about a public hearing, Wednesday, August 23, to review the 2016 deer management program and the results of the 2017 deer population survey.

Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation Mass. Department of Fish and Game PUBLIC MEETING – Blue Hills State Reservation 2016 Deer Management Program Overview 2017 Deer Abundance Surveying Results Proposed 2017 Deer Management Plan Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Milton High School Auditorium 25 Gile Road, Milton, […]

Celebrating Gifts of Today and Tomorrow

Honoring Hilltop and Skyline Society Members Celebrating Gifts of Today and Tomorrow

Members of the Hilltop and Skyline Societies were honored for their generosity and commitment to the Blue Hills at a summer soiree this summer.  Participants enjoyed an evening in the home of board member Laura Beebe, whose historic estate abuts the Blue Hills Reservation.

The Hilltop Society recognizes members who have given $1,000 or more in one calendar year to the Friends of the Blue Hills.  Skyline Society members have remembered the Friends of the Blue Hills in their Will with a gift of any amount.

Learn […]

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