Events Calendar

  • Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018
    12:00 PMHoughton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA
    • Meet Blue Hills Wildlife noon – 1 pm
    • Hot cocoa & snacks for sale
    • Three DCR Ranger-led Hikes at 1 pm

    Join the “Granddaddy of First Day Hikes” and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From noon to 1 pm, visit with live wildlife from the Trailside Museum, purchase a cup of hot cocoa or a snack from the Venture Scouts, share some holiday cheer by the warming fire, and then stretch your legs on one of three easy to moderate guided hikes which all depart at 1 pm. For more info, call 617-698-1802. Meet at the Houghton's Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Arrive early for this popular event. Parking is limited.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    1:00 - 3:00 pmHoughton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA

     

    Moderate walk, with some hills, 2.5 miles. Walk around Tucker Hill on the green dot trail.

    Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

    Things to know before you go

    • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
    • Dress in layers and avoid cotton clothing
    • Carry drinking water
    • We will hike unless the weather  creates unsafe conditions
    • If weather conditions are questionable, please call 508-866-2580, ext 165
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018
    1:00 - 3:00 pmHoughton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA

     

    Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3+ miles. Wolcott Path to Wildcat Notch and return via Five Corners Trail.

    Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street.

    Things to know before you go

    • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
    • Dress in layers and avoid cotton clothing
    • Carry drinking water
    • We will hike unless the weather  creates unsafe conditions
    • If weather conditions are questionable, please call 508-866-2580, ext 165

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