Events

Jan. 1, 2015 -  DCR First Day Hikes 2015, Thursday, January 1st

First Day Hikes 2015

Thursday, January 1st

Free hot & hearty soup at noon

All hikes begin at 1:00 p.m.

Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.  Celebrate the New Year in the Blue Hills.  This is the twenty-third year of our New Year’s tradition!  Join the fun.  Warm up with a free cup of hearty soup, then stretch your legs on a variety of guided hikes suitable for all ages and abilities.  A great way to jump start the year!

Please being a canned good to support Father Bills Homeless Shelter.

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Jan. 3, 2015 -  Ponkapoag Pond Ski/ Hike

Sunday, Jan. 3, 10:00 am – Ponkapoag Pond Ski/Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. Snowshoe 6 miles, or hike 8 miles if no snow, around pond. 5 hours. Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Jan. 10, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club

Saturday, January 10th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2.5 miles.  Hike the Tucker Hill green dot loop.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

Jan. 18, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club

Sunday, January 18th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.5 miles.  Meadow Road to Three Pines Trail to No Name Trail.  Meet at the Donovan School at 123 Reed St. in Randolph.

Jan. 18, 2015 -  Eastern Section Snowshoe/ Hike

Sunday, Jan. 18, 10:00 am – Eastern Section Snowshoe/Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. Snowshoe 6 miles over moderate terrain, or hike 7 miles in hilly areas if no snow. 5 hours. Meet at Shea Ice Rink. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Feb. 1, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club

Sunday, February 1st    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3.5+ miles.  Wolcott Path to Eustis Trail and Base Path, return via Hancock Hill Path.  Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside St. in Milton.

Feb. 8, 2015 -  Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/Hike

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:00 am – Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. Snowshoe 6 miles in the most remote area of the Blue Hills, or hike 7 miles in hilly areas if no snow. 5 hours. Meet at Shea Ice Rink. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Feb. 14, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club

Saturday, February 14th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2.5 miles.  Bugbee Path to Beech Hollow path and Oblique Path.  Return via Old 128.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

Feb. 21, 2015 -  DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club

Saturday, February 21st    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3 miles.  Wolcott Path to Wildcat Notch and return via Halfway path.  Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside Street in Milton.

Feb. 24, 2015 -  Join us for Winter Fest!

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Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest!

Join us on Tuesday, February 24, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest! Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain […]

Mar. 7, 2015 -  Houghton Section Hike

Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:00 am – Houghton Section Hike

FBH joint hike with AMC. 7-mile hike on a variety of trails with several views and lunch atop Buck Hill. 5 hours. Meet at Houghton’s Pond lot. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

Mar. 28, 2015 -  Blue Hills Bird Walk

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am – Blue Hills Bird Walk

FBH joint walk with Brookline Bird Club. Several short hikes, each about one mile, the first of which is steep, to look for early spring migrants. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars and bird book. 4.5 hours. Meet at the small parking lot on Chickatawbut Road just off Randolph Ave. Leader: Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.

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