Events

Apr. 26, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Sunday, April 26th,  1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, some hills, 4 miles.  Old Rte. 128 to Beech Hollow and Doe Hollow.  Return via the green dot trail.  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.

Apr. 26, 2015 -  Rockin’ in the Park

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DCR / FBH Great Blue Geology Walk Sunday, April 26th  1:00 to 3:00 PM  

Join Les Tyrala, a registered geologist, on this co-sponsored walk of the DCR and the Friends of the Blue Hills as we explore the volcanic bedrock and glacial features of Great Blue Hill. Learn the secrets of stone on this moderately strenuous hike over rocky terrain. Sturdy footwear required. Space is limited. For ages 12 and up. 2 hours.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact DCR Ranger Ray McKinnon: raymond.f.mckinnon@state.ma.us.

Apr. 28, 2015 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

April 28th,  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. 3, 2015 -  Sunday, May 3rd – Special Member Walk – Archeology Wonders of the Blue Hills

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Back by Popular Demand!

 

Joe Bagley, noted archaeologist and popular keynote speaker at last year’s Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, will be leading a hike in the Blue Hills, pointing out areas of archaeological interest.

Sunday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m. St. Moritz Trail Head Park at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy

Please note, the hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check our website for up to date information.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event for FBH members and friends!

Not a member?  No […]

May. 12, 2015 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

May 12th,  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. 14, 2015 -  Community Forum with DCR Commissioner Jack Murray – Thursday, May 14

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Community Forum with DCR Commissioner Jack Murray Thursday, May 14, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm followed by refreshments Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton

Sponsored by the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills

Do you enjoy historic landmarks in the Blue Hills, like Eliot Tower, Broderick Stable and the Blue Hill Observatory?  Do you visit the Trailside Museum and Blue Hill Ski Area?  Get organic vegetables at Brookwood Farm? The future of the Blue Hills – and these beloved landmarks – needs you.

If you value these Blue Hills treasures… please come to […]

May. 16, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, May 16th,  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 […]

May. 17, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Sunday, May 17th,  1:00 p.m.

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.

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

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

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

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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 […]

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