Events

Apr. 26, 2014 -  Park Serve Day: Trail Maintenance and Invasive Species Removal

Jim Kaemmerlen Hyde Park

Saturday, April 26, 9 am – 1 pm.

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for trail clean up and weeding!  For both activities meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 9:00 am.

Trail maintenance: 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.

Remove Invasive Species: Help remove harmful weeds that threaten the habitat of endangered and threatened species.  Great activity [...]

Apr. 27, 2014 -  Rockin’ In The Park

Saturday, April 27th, 1:00 pm. Join Les Tyrala, a registered geologist, on this co-sponsored walk between DCR and the Friends of the Blue Hills as we explore the bedrock and glacial features of Great Blue Hill. Learn the secrets of stone on this moderately strenuous hike over rocky terrain. Sturdy footgear required. Space is limited. For ages 12 and up. 2 hours. Space is limited; registration is required.

Email raymond.f.mckinnon@state.ma.us for meeting place and directions.

 

May. 3, 2014 -  Southeastern MA Walking Club

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 PM. Join the DCR for a 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 on 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

May. 6, 2014 -  New Series: Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, May 6, 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.  [...]

May. 17, 2014 -  Trail Maintenance with FBH

Saturday, May 17, 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.

May. 18, 2014 -  Southeastern MA Walking Club

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 PM. Join the DCR for a moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3 miles. Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag Trail and return via Madden Road. Meet at the Donovan School on 123 Reed St. in Randolph.

May. 20, 2014 -  New Series: Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, May 20, 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 [...]

May. 24, 2014 -  Southeastern MA Walking Club

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1:00 PM. Join the DCR for a moderate walk, some hills, 4 miles.  Old Rte. 128 to Beech Hollow and Doe Hollow.  Return via the green dot trail.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton

May. 31, 2014 -  Southeastern MA Walking Club

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1:00 PM. Join the DCR for an easy walk, 2 miles. Loop around Houghton’s Pond and old Rte. 128. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton

Jun. 3, 2014 -  New Series: Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots

Weekday hikes for parents and children. Tuesday, June 3, 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 [...]

Jun. 7, 2014 -  National Trails Day Trail Maintenance

Saturday, June 7, 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.

Jun. 8, 2014 -  Green Up the Blue Hills

leaf masks Erin Beatty and Sophia Carr Canton

Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills! Sunday, June 8, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins Park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton.

You are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.   You 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 [...]

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