Calling all parents and tots! Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a new season of Peek-a-Blue Hikes for parents and tots. Enjoy a kids and parents scavenger hunt, complete with prizes for all! Complimentary water, juice and snacks too.
Hikes will then be offered every other Tuesday morning throughout the season. For more information and 2018 dates, visit www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org/
“Catch” some “reel” fun at Houghton’s Pond this summer! Join the DCR rangers and instructors from MassWildlife to learn the basics of fishing in this free clinic. Equipment is available or bring your own if possible. A MA fishing license is not required for this event. Crafts, games and other fishy activities too!
A guaranteed good time for all.
Take Rt. 93 to exit 3 and follow Fish Festival signs to picnic site 5 on the west side of Houghton’s Pond.
Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.5 miles. Walk from St. Moritz Pond to Sawcut Notch, return on Indian Camp Path.
Hiking terrain can vary from easy and flat to difficult with hills and rocky footing. DCR recommends wearing hiking boots and bringing drinking water on all hikes. Bug spray and sunscreen also suggested.
We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions. If weather conditions are questionable, please call 617-727-4573, ext. 3 for a recorded line.
Join us at our monthly trail maintenance event! We begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton. We will carpool to the work sites, work until about 12:30 pm and gather back together for a pizza lunch.
This program is designed to have volunteers work with trail leaders to maintain drainage structures such as culverts and water bars, and to clear the trails of overgrowth and downed branches. Volunteers will receive training in working safely as well as proper maintenance and use of the tools.
No prior experience necessary! Make sure to dress appropriately for working on the trails and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!