Events

Apr. 25, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots!

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Apr 25,  11:00 am

Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton

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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 […]

Apr. 29, 2017 -  DCR Park Serve/ FBH Trail Maintenance

DCR Park Serve Day

Saturday, Apr 29th,   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.

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.

Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  […]

May. 9, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, May 9,  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 […]

May. 13, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, May 13th,   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.

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.

Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We will carpool to […]

May. 14, 2017 -  DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Sunday, May 14   1:00pm

Blue Hills Reservation ▲▲

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3.5 miles. Walk the green dot loop in the Great Blue Hill section via Wolcott Path. Meet at the Trailside Museum north parking lot at 1904 Canton Ave. in Milton.

Things to know before you go

  • Wear sturdy footgear, dress in layers, and carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather  creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call the DCR Regional office at 508-866-2580, ext 165

The DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club meets each weekend on either a Saturday or […]

May. 21, 2017 -  Green Up the Blue Hills May 21

Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills! May 21, 1pm – 3:30 pm at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins Park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton

All are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  Volunteers will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.  It is a short, scenic walk from the parking lot to the cabins. The event is rain or shine, and while […]

May. 23, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, May 23,  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 […]

Jun. 3, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

National Trails Day

Saturday, Jun 3rd,   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.

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.

Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We […]

Jun. 6, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jun 6,  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 […]

Jun. 20, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jun 20,  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 […]

Jul. 8, 2017 -  FBH Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Jul 8th,   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.

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.

Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We will carpool to […]

Jul. 11, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jul 11,  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 […]

Jul. 25, 2017 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Peek a Blue Hike

Tuesday, Jul 25,  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 […]

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