Events

Oct. 4, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, October 4, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

Oct. 5, 2014 -  Enter the Houghton’s Pond Trail Race (You still have time to train!)

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Registration is now open for the Eleventh Annual Houghton’s Pond Trail Race, which will be held on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00 AM.  We’re grateful to Colonial Runners for donating part of the proceeds from this race to the Friends of the Blue Hills!

REGISTER ONLINE and review information about the race. There is no service fee for online registration! A mail-in application form will be posted in about a week on the Colonial Road Runners website, www.colonialrunners.org. Or, email John Goldrosen and her can send you one either as an email attachment or by mail.

The Houghton’s Pond [...]

Oct. 7, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 695 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Oct. 9, 2014 -  Join us at our 35th year Annual Celebration

Judy Leiberman and daughter Aurora Kesseli enjoy looking at silent auction items (2)

Save the Date: October 9

Help us Celebrate our 35th Year!

Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration

Thursday, October 9, 7-9 p.m.

Fuller Village, 1372 Brush Hill Road, Milton, MA

Please join us for the Annual Celebration of the Friends of the Blue Hills on Thursday, October 9! We will be celebrating the Blue Hills, our members and friends, and everything we have accomplished together over the past 35 years! Our keynote speaker is Joseph Bagley, the City Archaeologist of Boston, who will discuss how the Native American tribes were the original stewards of the Blue Hills [...]

Oct. 18, 2014 -  Southeast MA Adult Walking Club

Saturday, October 18th    1:00 pm

Moderate walk, some hills.  Walk a 4 mile loop around Ponkapoag Pond on the Green Dot trail.  Meet at the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot at 2167 Washington St., Canton.

For more information, contact DCR at 508.866.2580 ext 165.

Oct. 18, 2014 -  Sunset Hike to the Top of Great Blue

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Saturday, October 18th,  4:00 – 7:00 pm (sunset around 6:00 pm)

On Saturday, October 18th, Blue Hills Ski and the Friends of the Blue Hills will be sponsoring a free hike to the top of Great Blue in the Blue Hills Reservation.  Hikers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the top.  The Blue Hills Observatory will be open from 4:00-7:00 pm, and complimentary hot beverages will be served at the top of the mountain.  This is the only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night; after sunset, the ski area lights will be on to [...]

Oct. 19, 2014 -  Southeast MA Adult Walking Club

Sunday, October 19th    1:00 pm

Moderate walk, some hills.  Walk a 3.5 mile Green Dot loop around Great Blue Hill.  Meet at the Trailside Museum north parking lot at 1904 Canton Ave., Milton.

For more information, contact DCR at 508.866.2580 ext 165.

Oct. 21, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Nov. 1, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, November 1, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

Nov. 2, 2014 -  Southeast MA Adult Walking Club

Sunday, November 2nd    1:00 pm

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 4 miles.  St. Mortiz Green Dot loop.  Meet at Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard St., Quincy.

For more information, contact DCR at 508.866.2580 ext 165.

Nov. 4, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Sharon Voudreuil and Amy from Canton at Peek a Blue Hike on May 6 2014

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840  Hillside St, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  [...]

Nov. 8, 2014 -  Southeast MA Adult Walking Club

Saturday, November 8th    1:00 pm

Moderate/ difficult walk, some hills, 3+ miles.  Bugbee Path to Buck Hill.  Return on Doe Hollow Path.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St., Milton.

For more information, contact DCR at 508.866.2580 ext 165.

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