Events

Jul. 7, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

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Peek a Blue Hike July 7th,  11:00 am – noon Houghton’s Pond main parking lot

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 […]

Jul. 11, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

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Saturday, July 11th,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot

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, including 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 […]

Jul. 12, 2015 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Sunday, July 12th, 1 pm

Easy walk, level terrain, 1 mile. Walk through Brookwood Farm. Walk through the fields and follow the looped trail through the property. Meet at the Brookwood Farm parking lot at 11 Blue Hill River Road in Canton.

 Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call (508) 866-2580 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

Jul. 18, 2015 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Saturday, July 18th, 1 pm

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3 miles. Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag Trail and return via Madden Road. Meet at the Donovan School on 123 Reed St. in Randolph.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call (508) 866-2580 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

Jul. 21, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

July 21st,  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! […]

Jul. 25, 2015 -  Join us for some Fun at the Fishing Festival!

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Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m.-noon Houghton’s Pond,  840 Hillside Street, Milton

Join the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Friends of the Blue Hills for… a morning of fishing fun!

  • Learn the fine art of casting and participate in a fishing derby with prizes from L.L. Bean Legacy Place.
  • Free equipment loans for fishing or bring your own road and reel.
  • We’ll also have wacky water games, arts and crafts, and face-painting.

Hope to see you there!

Aug. 1, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, August 1st,  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 […]

Aug. 1, 2015 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Saturday, August 1st, 1 pm

Moderate walk, with some hills, 2+ miles. Walk around Tucker Hill on the green dot trail. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call (508) 866-2580 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

Aug. 4, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

August 4th,  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! […]

Aug. 9, 2015 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Sunday, August 9th, 1 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2.5 miles. Walk Wolcott Path to Hemenway Hill Path. Return via Breakneck Ledge. Meet at the Trailside Museum north parking lot at 1904 Canton Ave. in Milton.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call (508) 866-2580 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

Aug. 15, 2015 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Saturday, August 15th, 1 pm

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 at 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

Things to know

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call (508) 866-2580 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

Aug. 18, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

August 18th,  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! […]

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