Events

May. 26, 2015 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for you and your tots

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Peek a Blue Hike

May 26th,  11:00 am – noon

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us! […]

May. 31, 2015 -  Green Up the Blue Hills

Group from NE Aquarium

Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills!

 You are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  The annual Green Up will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins.  You will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.  You can park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton.  It is a short, scenic walk […]

May. 31, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Sunday, May 31st,  1:00 p.m.

Easy walk, 2 miles.  Loop around Houghton’s Pond and Old Rte. 128.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

This is a DCR lead hike.  For more information, please email Tom.Bender@state.ma.us or call (508) 866-2580 ext 165.

Jun. 6, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance – National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6th,  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.  Events run about four hours, followed by a hearty lunch.  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.  Meet us at 9 am at the Houghton’s Pond main […]

Jun. 9, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

ben and a friend running

Peek a Blue Hike Tuesday, June 9th,  11:00 am – noon Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers […]

Jun. 23, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

June 23rd,  11:00 am – noon

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us! […]

Jul. 7, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

July 7th,  11:00 am – noon

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us! […]

Jul. 11, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, July 11th,  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.  Events run about four hours, followed by a hearty lunch.  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.  Meet us at 9 am at the Houghton’s Pond main […]

Jul. 21, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

July 21st,  11:00 am – noon

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us! […]

Aug. 1, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, August 1st,  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.  Events run about four hours, followed by a hearty lunch.  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.  Meet us at 9 am at the Houghton’s Pond main […]

Aug. 4, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

August 4th,  11:00 am – noon

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us! […]

Aug. 18, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

August 18th,  11:00 am – noon

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, click here.) Bring your tots to Houghton’s for a leisurely stroll to explore the outdoors.  Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, juice and water and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us! […]

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