Events

Jul. 22, 2017 -  DCR Hikes & Happenings: Ponkapoag Bog Walk

Ponkapoag Bog Walk Saturday, July 22     10 am- 11:30 am

Email Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us for registration and meeting place.

Join us on a fascinating venture into an Atlantic white cedar bog, a unique world of carnivorous plants and quaking vegetation. We’ll step deep into the heart of this mysterious world on the newly improved bog boardwalk. For ages 10 and up. 1.5 hours

Things to know before you go

  • All programs are FREE
  • Wear sturdy footgear on all hikes
  • Carry drinking water, wear sunscreen and consider insect repellant
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs
  • […]

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 […]

Jul. 29, 2017 -  DCR Hikes & Happenings: 26th Annual Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival

Twenty Sixth Annual Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival Saturday, July 29     10 am – 1 pm

Take Rt. 93 to exit 3 and follow Fish Festival signs to picnic site 5 on the west side of Houghton’s Pond.

“Catch” some “reel” fun at Houghton’s Pond this summer! Join the DCR rangers and instructors from MassWildlife to learn the basics of fishing in this free clinic. Equipment is available or bring your own if possible. Crafts, games and other fishy activities too! A guaranteed good time.

Things to know before you go

  • All programs are FREE
  • Wear sturdy footgear […]

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. 5, 2017 -  Boots N Brews

Boots N Brews Saturday, August 5th, 10:00 am RSVP for meeting location

Calling all Millennials! Here’s an event just for you! Join other young adults for Boots N Brews, a 2-hour hike in the Blue Hills. After the hike, we will grab a beer at a nearby bar.

 

 

Space is limited, so RSVP by emailing BnB@FriendsoftheBlueHills. org to reserve your spot. Once you are registered, you’ll find out the starting location of the hike.

Aug. 5, 2017 -  DCR Hikes & Happenings: Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer Saturday, August 5     10 am- 11 am

Meet at the Trailside Museum north parking lot at 1904 Canton Ave. in Milton.

Throw a leash on your pooch and join us for a dog-friendly stroll as we mark the hottest days of the summer. 1 hour

Things to know before you go

  • All programs are FREE
  • Wear sturdy footgear on all hikes
  • Carry drinking water, wear sunscreen and consider insect repellant
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • For  weather updates and […]

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.

Sep. 2, 2017 -  DCR Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Saturday, Sept.  2         1 pm- 2:30 pm

Moderate walk, rugged and rocky terrain, 2.5 miles. Walk the summit road to the top of Great Blue Hill. Return via green dot and Wolcott Path. Meet at the Trailside Museum NORTH parking lot at 1904 Canton Avenue 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.

Sep. 5, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Sep 5,  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 […]

Sep. 9, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Sep 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.  There will also be an opportunity to work at a farm that is in the Blue Hills Reservation called Brookwood Farm; we will most likely be helping to harvest vegetables for food pantries.  No experience necessary.

Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves.  We suggest you bring at least one quart of water.  […]

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