Events

May. 7, 2016 -  Saturday, May 7 – Celebrate St. Moritz Nature Trail

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Celebrate St. Moritz Experience  the east side of the DCR Blue Hills Reservation Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am – noon Parking is available at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street.

Join us to celebrate the St. Moritz Nature Trail, a little-known part of the park!  You’ll have a choice of two guided hikes that will allow you to explore this part of the Reservation that features the beautiful St Moritz pond.  The event is held in conjunction with Quincy’s annual “ Cleaner Greener Quincy Day.”

As part of the celebration, DCR will unveil a new sign along Willard Street that identifies St. […]

May. 10, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots Tuesday, May 10, 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 […]

May. 14, 2016 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Saturday, May 14th,   1:00 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3 miles. Headquarters Path to Doe Hollow Path and return via Bugbee Path. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot on 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join. New walkers are encouraged to participate.

Things to know before you go:

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call the reservation headquarters at 508-866-2580, […]

May. 14, 2016 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, May 14th,  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.  Event runs 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 […]

May. 21, 2016 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Saturday, May 21st,   1:00 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2.5 miles. Walk Wolcott Path to Hemenway Hill Path. Return via Breakneck Ledge. Meet at the Trailside Museum north parking lot at 1904 Canton Ave. in Milton.

The DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join. New walkers are encouraged to participate.

Things to know before you go:

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call the reservation headquarters at […]

May. 24, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Katalin with Benjamen and Martin from Canton

Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots May 24, 11:00 am Meet at 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.  […]

May. 29, 2016 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Sunday, May 29th,   1:00 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2+ miles. Wolcott Path Hemenway Hill Path, return via Breakneck Ledge. Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside St. in Milton

The DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join. New walkers are encouraged to participate.

Things to know before you go:

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call the reservation headquarters at 508-866-2580, […]

Jun. 4, 2016 -  Trail Maintenance – National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4th, (National Trails Day), 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 […]

Jun. 5, 2016 -  Green Up the Blue Hills

Fiona McGarry with daughter Nia from Quincy

Sunday, June 5, 1-3:30 p.m. Park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton.

Please help protect the forests by joining us at the annual Green Up!  While we certainly help the forest by pulling invasive weeds at this event, you will also enjoy music, face painting, crafts, and a scavenger hunt along the way!

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to Greenup@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or call 617-696-8248.  It is a short, scenic walk from the parking lot to the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins. The event will take place rain or shine – so come on out, bring the family […]

Jun. 7, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots Tuesday, June 7, 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 […]

Jun. 21, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots Tuesday, June 21, 11:00 am Meet at 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 […]

Jul. 9, 2016 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, July 9th,  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. 19, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Tuesday, July 19, 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 be provided and everyone […]

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