Events

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. 8, 2016 -  Yoga and Hiking

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Peak pose – Climb and Unwind Houghton’s Pond, 695 Hillside Street, Milton, MA 02186

Climb and unwind. Join The North Face and Chakra Power Yoga for a 6 part Hike and Yoga Series. First session starts Wednesday, June 8th at 9 am. Meet at Blue Hills at the Houghton’s Pond main entrance for a short hike and an hour long vinyasa session outside with instructor Courtney Bell.

Wednesday’s at 9am June 8th, June 22nd, July 13th, July 27th, August 3rd, and August 17th.

More information.

Jun. 11, 2016 -  Trail Maintenance – Note Date Change

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Saturday, June 11th, 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 8:45 am at the Houghton’s Pond main […]

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 […]

Jul. 30, 2016 -  Jimmy Tingle – An Evening of Comedy to Benefit the Friends of the Blue Hills

Jimmy Tingle, 2013

When: Saturday, July 30

Doors open at 6:45 pm. Show begins at 7:30 pm

Where: Curry College, Keith Auditorium, 1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, MA 02186

Tickets: $30 in advance and $35 at the door (if available)  Purchase tickets

Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, activist and entrepreneur. He has worked as a humorist and commentator for “60 Minutes II” and MSNBC and has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” CNN, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special. Theatrical credits include writing, performing and producing four one-person […]

Jul. 30, 2016 -  DCR Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival

Saturday, July 30    10 am to 1pm Houghton’s Pond Picnic Site 5 Blue Hill River Road,   Milton

Join the DCR for a free family fishing festival. Take lessons in casting, knot-tying and fish identification, then cast a line into Houghton’s Pond. Instructional clinics throughout the day. Fish crafts and games too! Bring your own equipment or there will be limited equipment available for loan. No fishing license required for this educational, non-competitive family event. Free bait provided.

 Take Exit 3 from Rte. 93 and  follow the signs to the Fish Festival event at picnic site #5 on Blue Hill River […]

Aug. 2, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots Tuesday, August 2, 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 […]

Aug. 6, 2016 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, August 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 parking […]

Aug. 16, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots Tuesday, August 16, 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 […]

Aug. 30, 2016 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

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Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots Tuesday, August 30, 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 […]

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