Events

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 -  October 8th – Save the Date for our Annual Celebration!

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Save the Date: October 8 Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration Keynote Speaker: Carol Sanchez, new Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner

Thursday, October 8, 7-9 p.m.

Milton Hoosic Club, 193 Central Ave, Milton, MA

Do you want to… Meet the new DCR Commissioner?  … Learn about all that’s been accomplished in the Blue Hills?  Meet others who care about the Blue Hills?  Nosh on tasty hors d’oeuvres?  Check out fabulous auction items?  Then join us for the Annual Celebration of the Friends of the Blue Hills on Thursday, October 8! Keynote speaker and new Commissioner […]

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! […]

Nov. 7, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, November 7th,  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 […]

Nov. 10, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

November 10th,  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! […]

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

Peek a Blue Hike

December 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! […]

Dec. 5, 2015 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, December 5th,  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 […]

Dec. 15, 2015 -  Peek A Blue Hikes for you and your tots

Peek a Blue Hike

December 15th,  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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