Events

Dec. 2, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

The hikes will be offered every other Tuesday (weather permitting) from 11 a.m.-noon and will start at Houghton’s Pond main [...]

Dec. 6, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, December 6, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

Dec. 7, 2014 -  Chickatawbut Section Hike

Sunday, Dec. 7, 10:00 am – Chickatawbut Section Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. 7 mile hike in the wildest and most remote area of the Blue Hills. 5 hours. Meet at Shea Ice Rink. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Dec. 13, 2014 -  Little Blue Hill Nature Walk

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10:00 am – Little Blue Hill Nature Walk

FBH joint hike with AMC. 3 mile hike in the least-known section of the Blue Hills to look for signs of birds and animals in winter. 2 hours. Meet at rear of Park-&-Ride lot on Route 138. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Dec. 16, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside St, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Jan. 3, 2015 -  Ponkapoag Pond Ski/ Hike

Sunday, Jan. 3, 10:00 am – Ponkapoag Pond Ski/Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. Snowshoe 6 miles, or hike 8 miles if no snow, around pond. 5 hours. Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Jan. 18, 2015 -  Eastern Section Snowshoe/ Hike

Sunday, Jan. 18, 10:00 am – Eastern Section Snowshoe/Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. Snowshoe 6 miles over moderate terrain, or hike 7 miles in hilly areas if no snow. 5 hours. Meet at Shea Ice Rink. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Feb. 8, 2015 -  Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/Hike

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:00 am – Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. Snowshoe 6 miles in the most remote area of the Blue Hills, or hike 7 miles in hilly areas if no snow. 5 hours. Meet at Shea Ice Rink. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Feb. 24, 2015 -  Join us for Winter Fest!

Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest!

Join us on Tuesday, February 24, 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 [...]

Mar. 7, 2015 -  Houghton Section Hike

Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:00 am – Houghton Section Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. 7-mile hike on a variety of trails with several views and lunch atop Buck Hill. 5 hours. Meet at Houghton’s Pond lot. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Mar. 28, 2015 -  Blue Hills Bird Walk

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am – Blue Hills Bird Walk

FBH joint walk with Brookline Bird Club. Several short hikes, each about one mile, the first of which is steep, to look for early spring migrants. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars and bird book. 4.5 hours. Meet at the small parking lot on Chickatawbut Road just off Randolph Ave. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Mar. 28, 2015 -  Woodcock Walk in Fowl Meadow

Saturday Evening, March 28, 6:00 pm – Woodcock Walk in Fowl Meadow

FBH joint walk with Brookline Bird Club. Hike 1 mile to witness the spring mating flight of the American Woodcock. Bring binoculars. 2 hours. Meet at Paul’s Bridge parking lot on Neponset Valley Pkwy. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

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