Friends of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:22:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 Saturday, October 17 – Sunset Hike to the Top of Great Blue http://friendsofthebluehills.org/sunset2015/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/sunset2015/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:21:16 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7532 Saturday, October 17, 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Park and check in at Blue Hills Ski Area 4001 Washington St., Canton (Blue Hills Trailside Museum South parking lot)

Please join us for a spectacular hike to view the sunset during peak foliage season. Bring your families, buddies or dates for this self-guided hike to the top of Great Blue. We’ll provide complimentary snacks at the bottom of the mountain to give you energy for the walk up and hot cider at the top. You can even bring a picnic dinner to eat at the summit! This is your only opportunity to hike [...]]]> Saturday, October 17, 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
Park and check in at Blue Hills Ski Area
4001 Washington St., Canton
(Blue Hills Trailside Museum South parking lot)

Please join us for a spectacular hike to view the sunset during peak foliage season. Bring your families, buddies or dates for this self-guided hike to the top of Great Blue. We’ll provide complimentary snacks at the bottom of the mountain to give you energy for the walk up and hot cider at the top. You can even bring a picnic dinner to eat at the summit! This is your only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night; after sunset, the ski area lights will be on to guide your way down.

For safety reasons, everyone must check in at the ski area at the base of the hill prior to hiking up. Park at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St., Canton (Blue Hills Trailside Museum South parking lot). The Blue Hills Observatory will be open from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and will provide tours and viewing for a nominal charge.

The sunset hike is sponsored by Blue Hills Ski and the Friends of the Blue Hills.

The Apstein Family in Needham Andy (Dad) with Will in backpack, Erin (mom), children l to r Lily, Alex and friend Adeline Wiesel

 

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Enter raffle for a Gourmet Picnic in the Blue Hills! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/gourmet-picnic-raffle/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/gourmet-picnic-raffle/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:49:21 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7520 Find out how to win a gourmet picnic!

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Find out how to win a gourmet picnic!

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Honoring Founding Members of the Hilltop Society http://friendsofthebluehills.org/hilltop-society/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/hilltop-society/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:17:03 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7517 This week, a special group of Friends were celebrated as the founding members of the Hilltop Society. This new club recognizes generous members who have given $1,000 or more to the Friends of the Blue Hills. Society members were honored at a special cocktail party at the home of board member Laura Beebe, whose property abuts the Blue Hills Reservation.

For more information about the Hilltop Society, please contact Judy Lehrer Jacobs at 781-828-1805 or judy@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

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Laura Beebe welcomed founding members of the Hilltop Society for a special reception at her historic estate in Milton.

This week, a special group of Friends were celebrated as the founding members of the Hilltop Society. This new club recognizes generous members who have given $1,000 or more to the Friends of the Blue Hills. Society members were honored at a special cocktail party at the home of board member Laura Beebe, whose property abuts the Blue Hills Reservation.

For more information about the Hilltop Society, please contact Judy Lehrer Jacobs at 781-828-1805 or judy@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

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Enter the Raffle to Win a Picnic of a Lifetime http://friendsofthebluehills.org/raffle/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/raffle/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:36:00 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7510 Imagine your very favorite place in the Blue Hills…is it the top of Buck Hill? The flowering lily pads on St. Moritz Pond? Fisherman’s Beach at Ponkapoag?

Now imagine inviting five friends or family members to join you for a mouth-watering picnic at this beautiful spot, catered by the award-winning restaurant The Plate in Milton!

Your prize also includes an outdoor entertaining tableware for six donated by Williams-Sonoma at Legacy Place!

Every detail will be taken care of…Your only job will be deciding who you will invite!

Purchase Raffle Tickets Today! [...]]]>
Win a Picnic of a Lifetime!

Imagine your very favorite place in the Blue Hills…is it the top of Buck Hill? The flowering lily pads on St. Moritz Pond? Fisherman’s Beach at Ponkapoag?

Now imagine inviting five friends or family members to join you for a mouth-watering picnic at this beautiful spot, catered by the award-winning restaurant The Plate in Milton!

Your prize also includes an outdoor entertaining tableware for six donated by Williams-Sonoma at Legacy Place!

Every detail will be taken care of…Your only job will be deciding who you will invite!

Purchase Raffle Tickets Today!

Raffle tickets are $15 each or 3/$35.

Date to be mutually agreed upon and must be scheduled within one year of the drawing. Restaurant will provide options for appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Friends of the Blue Hills will provide non-alcoholic beverages.  Picnic location in the park must be reasonably accessible (to transport food).  Other restrictions may apply.

The raffle will be draw at our Annual Celebration, October 8th… you don’t have to be present to win — but we’d love to see you! 

Learn more about the
Friends of the Blue Hills
Annual Celebration
October 8.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Liz Tran http://friendsofthebluehills.org/volunteer-spotlight-liz-tran/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/volunteer-spotlight-liz-tran/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:33:40 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7489 How long have you been going to the Blue Hills?

I’ve been going to the Blue Hills since high school, so roughly 10 years? That seems like such a long time!

What is your favorite spot in the Blue Hills?

Any spot with a view. We tend to frequent Buck Hill when in the Blue Hills. I like the Blue Hills because there is just a plethora of hikes you can choose from whether it be easy, hard, long or short. It just depends on the trail(s) you take and what you make of it.

Do you like [...]]]> How long have you been going to the Blue Hills?

I’ve been going to the Blue Hills since high school, so roughly 10 years? That seems like such a long time!

What is your favorite spot in the Blue Hills?

Any spot with a view. We tend to frequent Buck Hill when in the Blue Hills. I like the Blue Hills because there is just a plethora of hikes you can choose from whether it be easy, hard, long or short. It just depends on the trail(s) you take and what you make of it.

Do you like to hike alone or with company?

I usually hike with my fiancé, Chris. And no outdoor adventure is complete without our sidekick, Milo, a Shiba Inu. He’s been hiking since he was a puppy and enjoys it as much as we do.

What volunteer activities do you do for the Friends of the Blue Hills?

I do the social media for the Friends and I’ve volunteered at Green Up and will help lead Boots n’ Brews August 29th.

Why do you volunteer for the Friends of the Blue Hills?

There are a few reasons I decided to volunteer for the Blue Hills.

First and foremost is because I frequent it a lot so why not volunteer? I volunteer with organizations for causes I’m passionate about. I’m an outdoor enthusiast so I’d like to see places like the Blue Hills be taken care of so we all can enjoy now and in the future. My fiancé and I often pick up trash we spot along the way and carry it out – carry in and out is a rule we respect.

Second is because I want to grow professionally by contributing my social media skills. I don’t get to use my social media skills in my full-time job so I thought I could do it in my spare time. And last but not least, it just made sense. Nonprofit organizations are always looking for volunteers and I like to volunteer where I can. The Friends gives me the flexibility to help when I can as well.

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Blue Hills makes a great neighbor http://friendsofthebluehills.org/buying-homes/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/buying-homes/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:56:31 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7512 Who wouldn’t want to live near the Blue Hills?!  Check out this article by Mass Realty about the beauty of the Blue Hills Reservation.

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Who wouldn’t want to live near the Blue Hills?!  Check out this article by Mass Realty about the beauty of the Blue Hills Reservation.

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Enter this year’s free Photo Contest! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/photo-contest-nature/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/photo-contest-nature/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:04:08 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7278 Win a $250 gift certificate to LLBean!  Click to learn more.

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Win a $250 gift certificate to LLBean!  Click to learn more.

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Boots N Brews—Best of Both Worlds! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/brews/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/brews/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:51:05 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7445 Boots and Brews Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot (As of Friday, August 28th, there aren’t spaces at the Brewery — but you are certainly welcome to hike with us!)

Calling all Millennials!  Here’s an event just for you!  Please join us for Boots N Brews — a 2 hour hike in the Blue Hills followed by a beer tasting at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton.

You’re welcome to come on the hike, but we’ve had such a big response, there’s a wait list to come to the Brewery afterwards (because there [...]]]> Boots and Brews
Saturday, August 29
, 10:00 am
Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot
(As of Friday, August 28th, there aren’t spaces at the Brewery — but you are certainly welcome to hike with us!)

from blue hills brewery websiteCalling all Millennials!  Here’s an event just for you!  Please join us for Boots N Brews — a 2 hour hike in the Blue Hills followed by a beer tasting at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton.

You’re welcome to come on the hike, but we’ve had such a big response, there’s a wait list to come to the Brewery afterwards (because there is limited seating).  RSVP to Charlie at 617-922-7112 or charliemaloney@gmail.com — so we’ll know you’re interested and we’ll let you know about the next one!

Photo (left): Ketan Gajria (Hingham); Photo (right): courtesy of Blue Hills Brewery
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DCR Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-adult-hike-6/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-adult-hike-6/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18:38:43 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7443 Saturday, August 15th, 1 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 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

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Saturday, August 15th, 1 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 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

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DCR Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-adult-hike-5/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-adult-hike-5/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18:36:32 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7442 Sunday, August 9th, 1 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 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

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Sunday, August 9th, 1 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 ext. 165.

For more information, please contact DCR at tom.bender@state.ma.us, or call (617) 698-1802.

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