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Oct
13
Sat
2018
Blue Hills Fall Foliage Sunset Hike @ Blue Hills Ski Area
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What could be more spectacular than fall foliage?  Viewing this foliage from the top of Great Blue as the sun sets! Enjoy the season’s finest colors from the summit of the region’s highest hill.

On Saturday, October 14, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue Hills and Blue Hill Ski will be sponsoring a free hike to the top of Great Blue.  Complimentary hot cider and apples will be served at the top of the mountain, and hikers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the summit.  Sunset will be at approximately 6 p.m.

This is the only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night.  After sunset, the ski area lights will be on to guide the way.  For safety reasons, all hikers should check in at the ski area at the base of the hill before and after the hike. Hikers are encouraged to bring flashlights if they have them. The Blue Hill Observatory will be open from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and will provide tours and viewing for a nominal charge.  Free parking is available at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington Street, Canton.

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Blue Hills Trailside Museum Owl Festival @ Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission charged for this fundraiser:

$6/per person for Mass. Audubon members

$8/per person non-members.

Give a hoot for owls at Trailside Museum’s Owl Festival! Meet live owls up close and discover how these mysterious animals survive. Celebrate all things owl in myths, legends, and art. Find out about conservation challenges owls face and what you can do to help. There will be kid’s crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages. All Owl Festival proceeds help the Blue Hills Trailside Museum continue to provide quality educational programming as well as caring for the museum’s non-releasable wild animals and hosting thousands of visitors to the Blue Hills Reservation. For more info, call 617-333-0690 or

email bluehills@massaudubon.org

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Parents and Tots @ 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186, USA
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Parents and Tots @ 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186, USA | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

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/peekablue.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
@ Wakefield Estate
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Wakefield Estate will host its 1st annual Blue Hills Octoberfest on Saturday, October 20 from 2:00-5:00pm. The event will feature live music, delicious street food, kids activities, farm animals, garden games and a fine selection of locally crafted beers by Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain. The Blue Hills Octoberfest is a a benefit to raise funds for the Outdoor Environmental Education Program Bus Fund, which enables over 2000 Boston-area students to enjoy a day of outdoor learning each year at the Wakefield Estate. This event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Blue Hills and Brookwood Community Farm.
Adding to the festival-feel of the event, live music will be performed by Electric Standard,  a trio of local musicians that plays an eclectic mix of original songs and classic blues, rock and soul. Delicious food for will be prepared by The Chubby Chickpea,  a Boston-based food truck serving Israeli street food, specializing in vegetarian and gluten free options – in addition to delicious chicken! – and creative side dishes.
The Blue Hills Octoberfest will feature locally crafted draft beers from Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain, the first true home of American brewing. Turtle Swamp Brewing is a neighborhood brewery that strives to be a good neighbor, while making consistent beer with high quality and local ingredients. “The beer of Jamaica Plain.”
Tickets are $20, kids are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance via this link or the website: wakefieldtrust.org. Ticket price includes garden entrance, one free pour of Turtle Swamp Brewing draft beer, and a raffle ticket for a private tour and beer tasting at Turtle Swamp Brewing with its founder/owner. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 21, 2:00-5:00pm.
The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Rd. in Milton. for more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

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