Events

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. 16, 2016 -  Boots N Brews—Best of Both Worlds!

Blue Hills - Summer's Shadows - near St. Moritz Ponds

Saturday, July 16, 9:30 am

Calling all Millennials!  Here’s an event just for you!  On, please join other young adults for Boots N Brews—a 2 hour hike in the Blue Hills starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by a beer tasting at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton.

Space is limited, so RSVP soon to BnB@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org right away to reserve your spot.  Once you are registered, you’ll find out the starting location of the hike.

 

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Top photo credit:

Dorothy McPherson of Braintree entered […]

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 -  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 […]

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. 31, 2016 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Sunday, July 31st     1:00 pm

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 4 miles.  Walk from St. Moritz Pond to Sawcut Notch, return on Indian Camp Path.  Meet at the Shea Rink lot at 651 Willard St in Quincy.

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 x 165

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 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Saturday, August 6th     1:00 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 x 165

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. 14, 2016 -  DCR Adult Walking Club

Sunday, August 14th     1:00 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 x 165

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 […]

Sep. 10, 2016 -  Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Sept 10th,  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 […]

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