Events

Feb. 4, 2017 -  DCR Blue Hills Reservation Winter Hikes & Happenings

Saturday, February 4,     1 pm

Winter Greens Walk

Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

Venture with us on a leisurely walk through stands of pine and hemlock, as we look at the hardy trees, shrubs and groundcovers that stay green throughout the winter. 1.5 hours

Things to know before you go

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Dress in layers for  maximum comfort
  • We will hike unless the weather or trail conditions are severe
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call the reservation headquarterson the day […]

Feb. 11, 2017 -  DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Saturday, February 11th,  1 pm

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 St. in Milton.

Things to know before you go:

  • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather  creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable or for other concerns, please call 508-866-2580, ext 165

Feb. 14, 2017 -  DCR Blue Hills Reservation Winter Hikes & Happenings

Tuesday, February 14,     4:30 pm

Blue Hills Sunset Stroll on Valentine’s Day

Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters at 695 Hillside Street in Milton.

Share your love of the great outdoors on a scenic sunset walk in the Blue Hills. We’ll watch the sun set over Houghton’s Pond and admire the beauty of nature together. 1 hour

Things to know before you go

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Dress in layers for  maximum comfort
  • We will hike unless the weather or trail conditions are severe
  • If weather conditions are questionable, please call the […]

Feb. 18, 2017 -  DCR Blue Hills Reservation Winter Hikes & Happenings

Saturday, February 18,     11 am

Cabin Fever Family Fun Hike

Meet at Houghton’s Pond parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

Are you tired of sitting on the couch? Grab the kids and get out! Join a DCR Park interpreter for some fun under the winter sun. We’ll take a 1.5 mile trek and play some games along the way. Dress in warm layers and boots. Don’t  forget hats and mittens too. For ages 8 and up. 1.5 hours

Things to know before you go

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Dress in […]

Feb. 21, 2017 -  DCR Blue Hills Reservation Winter Hikes & Happenings

It’s school vacation week!

Tuesday, February 21,     1 pm

Be a Wildlife Detective

Meet at Brookwood Farm at 11 Blue Hill River Road in Canton.

Put on your detective hat as we search for clues of animal activity Where do animals go in winter?

Unlock the mysteries of wildlife in winter on this seasonal safari. For ages 6 and up. 1.5 hours

For additional DCR school vacation programs, visit: www.mass.gov/dcr

Things to know before you go

  •  Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Dress in layers for  maximum comfort
  • We will hike unless the […]

Feb. 22, 2017 -  DCR Blue Hills Reservation Winter Hikes & Happenings

It’s school vacation week!

Wednesday, February 22     1 pm

Winter Wonders Scavenger Hunt

Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

What makes winter special? Grab your hat and mittens and head to Houghton’s Pond to find out.

We’ll take a winter woodland walk looking for the special signs of the season along the way. For ages 6 and up. 1.5 hours

 

For additional DCR school vacation programs, visit: www.mass.gov/dcr

Things to know before you go

  • Wear sturdy footgear
  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Dress in layers for  maximum […]

Feb. 25, 2017 -  DCR Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Saturday, February 25th,  1 pm

Moderate walk, with some hills, 2.5 miles.

Walk around Tucker Hill on the green dot trail.

Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton.

Things to know before you go:

  • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
  • Carry drinking water
  • We will hike unless the weather  creates unsafe conditions
  • If weather conditions are questionable or for other concerns, please call 508-866-2580, ext 165
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