Friends of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:45:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-4/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-4/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:45:31 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7130 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.

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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.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-3/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-3/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:43:02 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7129 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.

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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.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-2/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-2/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:40:13 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7128 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.

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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.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:37:15 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7127 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.

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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.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeast-ma-adult-walking-club/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeast-ma-adult-walking-club/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:33:27 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7126 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.

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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.

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DCR First Day Hikes 2015, Thursday, January 1st http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-first-day-hikes-2015-thursday-january-1st/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-first-day-hikes-2015-thursday-january-1st/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:22:40 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7124 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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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.

For more information, call 617-698-1802.

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DCR Holiday Toy Drive & Mountain Bike Ride or Hike http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-holiday-toy-drive-mountain-bike-ride-or-hike/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-holiday-toy-drive-mountain-bike-ride-or-hike/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:16:52 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7123 Sunday, December 14th

Holiday Toy Drive & Mountain Bike Ride or Hike

Toy Drop-off & refreshments 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mountain Bike Ride 10:00 a.m.

Houghton’s Pond Hike 1:00 p.m.

Easy walk, 2 miles

Loop around Houghton’s Pond and Old Rte. 128

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

Join the DCR Park Rangers and volunteers from Blue Hills TrailWatch and New England Mountain Bike Association for our annual holiday toy drive collection.  Bring a new unwrapped toy, then go on a guided or [...]]]> Sunday, December 14th

Holiday Toy Drive & Mountain Bike Ride or Hike

Toy Drop-off & refreshments 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mountain Bike Ride 10:00 a.m.

Houghton’s Pond Hike 1:00 p.m.

Easy walk, 2 miles

Loop around Houghton’s Pond and Old Rte. 128

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

Join the DCR Park Rangers and volunteers from Blue Hills TrailWatch and New England Mountain Bike Association for our annual holiday toy drive collection.  Bring a new unwrapped toy, then go on a guided or self-guided ride or hike.  All toys will be donated to Interfaith Social Services which help deserving families during the holidays.  Gifts for children ages 11-16 are most needed and appreciated.

Call 617-698-1802 x212 for more info

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DCR Blue Hills Walking Club Holiday Gathering Open House http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-blue-hills-walking-club-holiday-gathering-open-house/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-blue-hills-walking-club-holiday-gathering-open-house/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:04:50 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7122 Saturday, December 13th  1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Blue Hills Walking Club Holiday Gathering Open House

Meet at Brookwood Farm Conference Center at 11 Blue Hill River Road in Canton.  Join us as we celebrate the holiday season at scenic Brookwood Farm.  Hot beverages will be provided.  Please bring a holiday treat to share.  Stroll through the fields and woodlands with friends or share some holiday cheer by the warmth of the fire.

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Saturday, December 13th  1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Blue Hills Walking Club Holiday Gathering Open House

Meet at Brookwood Farm Conference Center at 11 Blue Hill River Road in Canton.  Join us as we celebrate the holiday season at scenic Brookwood Farm.  Hot beverages will be provided.  Please bring a holiday treat to share.  Stroll through the fields and woodlands with friends or share some holiday cheer by the warmth of the fire.

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Skyline from Headquarters to Eliot Tower: Vigorous Hike with Views http://friendsofthebluehills.org/skyline-bluehills/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/skyline-bluehills/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:39:08 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7115 The Skyline trail traverses the entire Blue Hills, but you don’t need to walk the whole trail to climb strenuous hills and enjoy spectacular views.

This is about a two hour hike if you are walking at a moderate pace with a couple water breaks. Leave more time if you want to picnic at Eliot Tower or check out the Blue Hill Observatory.

Start at the trailhead behind the Blue Hills Headquarters. At the beginning of the trail (no more than a minute walk in), you’ll see a turn for the Skyline Trail off to your right. Follow the blue [...]]]> The Skyline trail traverses the entire Blue Hills, but you don’t need to walk the whole trail to climb strenuous hills and enjoy spectacular views.

This is about a two hour hike if you are walking at a moderate pace with a couple water breaks. Leave more time if you want to picnic at Eliot Tower or check out the Blue Hill Observatory.

Start at the trailhead behind the Blue Hills Headquarters. At the beginning of the trail (no more than a minute walk in), you’ll see a turn for the Skyline Trail off to your right. Follow the blue dots to climb up Hancock Hill, skirt Hancock Hill and over Hemenway Hill. You’ll cross Wolcott Path (marker 1141), where you can look at the map to make sure you’re on the right trail. Continue straight, following the blue markers all the way to Eliot Tower. Take the time to climb the tower and enjoy the view. If you’d like, you can also take a left (South) and look for the Blue Hill Weather Observatory, which is the oldest continuously operating climate station in the country.

If you’re not visiting the Observatory, just take a left when you get to Eliot Tower and take the next trail down to your left at marker 1066. Again, you’re following the blue dots all the way down to Hillside Street. You can take a left on Hillside Street to end at the Headquarters building.

Park: At small parking lot across from Headquarters (695 Hillside Street, Milton) or park at Houghton’s Pond and walk to the Headquarters.

Photos: Brian MacLean, Milton

Brian MacLean Skyline from hQ to Eliot

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Join us for Winter Fest! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/join-us-for-winter-fest-february-24th-5-8-p-m/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/join-us-for-winter-fest-february-24th-5-8-p-m/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:24:06 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7111 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 [...]]]> 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 the kids with crafts, and warm up to the company of old and new friends. You’ll be able to kick back with a beer from Blue Hills Brewery and purchase additional refreshments at the snack bar.

Blue Hills Ski Area will be offering discounted ski tickets for the night. If planning to ski, print the front page of www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or the FBH Facebook page and bring it to the event. For more information, email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

 

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