Events

Sep. 6, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, September 6, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

Sep. 9, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 695 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Sep. 23, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 695 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Sep. 27, 2014 -  Sept 27, 2014 – Quincy Quarries Geology Walk, Taken for Granite

Saturday, Sep 27th, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Join a DCR Ranger and Les Tyrala, a registered geologist, for this co-sponsored geology walk with the Friends of the Blue Hills. We will explore the geology and quarry history to understand why the granite of Quincy was so valuable. Additionally, we’ll look at the local glacial features and appreciate why we have Boston Harbor and its islands. Sturdy footwear is required and the ability to climb rugged, narrow trails. 1.5 hours.

Space is limited; registration is required. Email raymond.f.mckinnon@state.ma.us for meeting place and directions.

Oct. 4, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, October 4, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

Oct. 7, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 695 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Oct. 21, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Nov. 1, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, November 1, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

Nov. 4, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Sharon Voudreuil and Amy from Canton at Peek a Blue Hike on May 6 2014

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840  Hillside St, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  [...]

Nov. 18, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Dec. 2, 2014 -  Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11 a.m. – noon. Meet at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street, Milton.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our NEW bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other week starting Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 am.  The hikes are part of the organization’s 35th year celebration and are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club.

You can choose between two hikes: one for parents with babies in backpacks and one for parents with toddlers.  The [...]

Dec. 6, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, December 6, 9 am – 1 pm.  Join the Friends of the Blue Hill Trail Crew in working on the trails. Help us clear brush, clean ditches, culverts, and reinforce water erosion prevention features. Includes a hike to the work site. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, training, water, snacks, and lunch provided. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot. Email trailwork@friendsofthebluehills.org to participate or with questions.

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