Events

Sep. 30, 2017 -  Brookwood Community Farm – Storywalk at Brookwood Farm, Sept 30th

Saturday, Sept. 30 10:00-11:00

Experience It’s Fall by Linda Glaser come alive at Brookwood Community Farm as we walk through the pages of the book and learn how the people, land and critters at Brookwood Farm depend on each other even in Fall! 

For families with children 3-8 years old. Free event hosted by Milton Early Childhood Alliance, Department of Conservation and Recreation and Brookwood Community Farm. Program requires registration by e-mailing Susan Dolan at cpcmecasld@verizon.net.

Oct. 3, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Oct 3,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

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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 […]

Oct. 5, 2017 -  Annual Celebration: October 5

Annual Celebration! Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Milton Hoosic Club

Please join us for this special evening of food, friends and festivities.

The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and the presentation of the 2017 Community Partners Awards to AFC Urgent Care – Braintree and Dedham, John Goldrosen, Tucker Smith, Joe Woodman.

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Milton’s Eustis Estate and its role in the expansion of the Blue Hills, with keynote speaker Peter Gittleman.

Purchase Tickets to the Annual Celebration and Raffle

There will also be a special raffle as part of the […]

Oct. 14, 2017 -  Sunset Hike to the Top of Great Blue

Sunset Hike to the Top of Great Blue Saturday, October 14, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Park at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St., Canton (Blue Hills Trailside Museum South parking lot)

Please join us on  for a spectacular hike to view the sunset during peak foliage season. Bring your family and friends for this self-guided hike to the top of Great Blue. We’ll provide complimentary snacks at the bottom of the mountain to give you energy for the walk up and hot cider and apples at the top. You can even bring a picnic dinner to eat at the summit! This […]

Oct. 14, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Oct 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.

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 […]

Oct. 14, 2017 -  Brookwood Community Farm – Family Volunteer Day, Oct 14th

Saturday, Oct. 14 10:00AM-1:00PM

Open Volunteer Hours for all ages. Families welcome, too! Teach your children the joy of working with their hands, spending time outdoors and the value of knowing where their food comes from as well as community service. Join us for family friendly volunteer days the second Saturday of each month during the growing season! Sign up for 10 – 11:30 or 11:30 to 1 by e-mailing education@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org. We’ll be doing field work or a special farm project that even little hands can do. Don’t forget snacks, water, sunscreen and a hat!

Oct. 17, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Oct 17,  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 […]

Oct. 28, 2017 -  Brookwood Community Farm – Put the (Garden) Bed to Bed, Oct 28th

Saturday, Oct. 28 10:00AM-1:00PM

Despite appearances, garden beds are active even in winter! This class will teach what happens underneath the soil when the frost arrives, why we can plant certain crops at the end of the season and how to put a garden bed to bed — that is, prepare it for “sleep” during the winter. Family friendly, this class includes a story geared towards kids 3-8, bulb planting and optional garden work. 

Cost is $15 per family and registration is required by e-mailing education@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org.

Oct. 31, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Oct 31,  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 […]

Nov. 4, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Nov 4th,   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 an organic farm that is in the Blue Hills Reservation called Brookwood Farm; volunteers at the farm will most likely lay out mulch to prepare the soil for next year.

No experience necessary.

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

Nov. 11, 2017 -  Brookwood Community Farm – Family Volunteer Day with FBH, Nov 11th

Saturday, Nov. 11 10:00AM-1:00PM

Open Volunteer Hours for all ages. Families welcome, too! Teach your children the joy of working with their hands, spending time outdoors and the value of knowing where their food comes from as well as community service. Join us for family friendly volunteer days the second Saturday of each month during the growing season! Sign up for 10 – 11:30 or 11:30 to 1 by e-mailing education@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org. We’ll be doing field work or a special farm project that even little hands can do. Don’t forget snacks, water, sunscreen and a hat!

Nov. 14, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Nov 14,  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 […]

Nov. 28, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Nov 28,  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 […]

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