Events Calendar

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018
    7:00 PMKeyes Rm., Milton Public Library

    Learn About What Happens to Our Trash and Recycling 

    Stormwater Pollution in Milton And How You Can Help

    Presenters:  Hillary Waite, Environmental Coordinator, Town of Milton; Chris Trudel, Civil Engineer, Town of Milton

    January 31, 7pm, Keyes Rm., Milton Public Library

    Organized by the Conservation Committee, Milton Garden Club

  • 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
  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pmMary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust, 1465 Brush Hill Rd, Milton, Massachusetts 02186

    The Gypsy Moths are Coming! Learn how to identify and destroy this invasive pest before it does serious damage to your backyard and neighborhood!

    The Gypsy moth, an invasive pest, is making a comeback in New England. Introduced to the United States in 1869, the gypsy moth population explodes to very high numbers approximately every 10 years. During these outbreaks, the caterpillars strip trees of their leaves, defoliating neighborhoods or even entire forests in late June. While most healthy trees can survive a single defoliation, successive infestations can kill trees, especially those already stressed or which suffer drought or other damage. This is the second year of Gypsy moth infestation in the Blue Hills. It’s time to defend our trees!

    Come and learn many interesting facts about this pest including its connection to the spread of Lyme disease, reasons for its importation into the U.S. and how you can help manage the outbreak. This workshop, led by the Wakefield Estate’s Landscape Director Debbie Merriam, will begin with a brief presentation followed by outdoor identification and removal of egg sacks from trees. Rain or shine; and dress accordingly. Space is limited, call 617-333-0924 to rsvp. $5-10 donation.

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pmBlue Hill Ski Area, 4001 Washington St, Canton

    Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest!
    Tuesday, February 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area

    Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest! Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts, and warm up to the company of old and new friends.

    Blue Hills Ski Area will be offering discounted ski tickets for the night. If planning to ski, print the front page of www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or the FBH Facebook page and bring it to the event. For more information, email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

Want to hike the Blue Hills, but don't know where to begin? Click here for recommendations to the best hiking near Boston. If you're interested in hiking Boston and Boston hiking, the Blue Hills Reservation offers great hikes near Boston. If you want to go hiking around Boston, be sure to check our suggested Boston hikes in the Blue Hills. The Blue Hills also offers a good place to find a South Shore MA mountain biking trail and you'll enjoy great Boston birding and birding near Boston. You'll also find a great swimming hole south of Boston at the Blue Hills Reservation and in general, great family fun South Shore.