Events

Jun. 3, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

National Trails Day

Saturday, Jun 3rd,   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails!  We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the water off the trails.  You could also cut branches that block the paths.  No experience necessary.

Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves.  We suggest you bring at least one quart of water.  You may also want to consider bringing sunscreen and bug spray.

Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We […]

Jun. 6, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jun 6,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

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Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for Peek a Blue Hikes… great for you and your tots!  Enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, weather permitting.  (For a full list of dates, see Peek a Blue Hikes page.)   Hikes start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will […]

Jun. 10, 2017 -  DCR Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Saturday, June 10     1 pm- 3 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3.5+ miles, 2 hours. Wolcott Path to Breakneck Ledge to Chestnut Run and Border Path, return via Wolcott Path. Meet at the Trailside Museum NORTH parking lot on route 138 in Milton.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear and carry drinking water
  • Sunscreen and bug spray recommended
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call 508.866.2580 ext. 165.

Jun. 20, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jun 20,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

(Click for all dates: Peek a Blue Hikes)

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for Peek a Blue Hikes… great for you and your tots!  Enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, weather permitting.  (For a full list of dates, see Peek a Blue Hikes page.)   Hikes start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will […]

Jul. 8, 2017 -  DCR Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Saturday, July 8       11 am- 12:30 pm

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3 miles, 1.5 hours. Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag and return via Madden Road. Meet at the Donovan School on 123 Reed St. in Randolph.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear and carry drinking water
  • Sunscreen and bug spray recommended
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call 508.866.2580 ext. 165.

Jul. 8, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Jul 8th,   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails!  We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the water off the trails.  You could also cut branches that block the paths.  There will also be an opportunity to work at the Blue Hills Reservation farm, Brookwood Farm, as part of their Harvest Festival.  No experience necessary.

Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves.  We suggest you bring at least one quart of water.  You may also want to consider bringing sunscreen and […]

Jul. 11, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jul 11,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

(Click for all dates: Peek a Blue Hikes)

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for Peek a Blue Hikes… great for you and your tots!  Enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, weather permitting.  (For a full list of dates, see Peek a Blue Hikes page.)   Hikes start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will […]

Jul. 25, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jul 25,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

(Click for all dates: Peek a Blue Hikes)

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for Peek a Blue Hikes… great for you and your tots!  Enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, weather permitting.  (For a full list of dates, see Peek a Blue Hikes page.)   Hikes start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will […]

Aug. 5, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Aug 5th,   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails!  We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the water off the trails.  You could also cut branches that block the paths.  No experience necessary.

Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves.  We suggest you bring at least one quart of water.  You may also want to consider bringing sunscreen and bug spray.

Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We will carpool to […]

Aug. 8, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Aug 8,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

(Click for all dates: Peek a Blue Hikes)

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for Peek a Blue Hikes… great for you and your tots!  Enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, weather permitting.  (For a full list of dates, see Peek a Blue Hikes page.)   Hikes start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will […]

Aug. 13, 2017 -  DCR Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Sunday, August 13              1 pm- 3 pm

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.5 miles.  Walk from St. Moritz Pond to Sawcut Notch, return on Indian Camp Path. Meet at the Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard St. in Quincy.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear and carry drinking water
  • Sunscreen and bug spray recommended
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call 508.866.2580 ext. 165.

Aug. 22, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Aug 22,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

(Click for all dates: Peek a Blue Hikes)

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for Peek a Blue Hikes… great for you and your tots!  Enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, weather permitting.  (For a full list of dates, see Peek a Blue Hikes page.)   Hikes start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will […]

Aug. 26, 2017 -  DCR Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Saturday, August 26      11 am- 1 pm

Moderate walk, some hills, 4 miles. Loop around Ponkapoag Pond on the green dot trail. Meet at the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on Rte. 138 in Canton. 

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear and carry drinking water
  • Sunscreen and bug spray recommended
  • 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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