Events

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! […]

Aug. 29, 2015 -  Boots N Brews—Best of Both Worlds!

Ketan Gajria Hingham

Boots and Brews Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am

Calling all Millennials!  Here’s an event just for you!  Please join us for Boots N Brews — a 2 hour hike in the Blue Hills followed by a beer tasting at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton.

 

Space is limited, so RSVP soon to Charlie at 617-922-7112 or charliemaloney@gmail.com.

Photo (left): Ketan Gajria (Hingham); Photo (right): courtesy of Blue Hills Brewery  

Sep. 1, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

September 1st,  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! […]

Sep. 12, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, September 12th,  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 […]

Sep. 29, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

September 29th,  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! […]

Oct. 8, 2015 -  Save the Date for our Annual Celebration!

Pete Jackson Lee Toma John Cronin

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pm Milton Hoosic Club, 193 Central Ave, Milton, MA

Please save the date for this special evening of food, friends and festivities!

Photo:  Attendees from last year’s Annual Celebration: Pete Jackson, Lee Toma and John Cronin

Oct. 13, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

October 13th,  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! […]

Oct. 17, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, October 17th,  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 […]

Oct. 27, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

October 27th,  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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