Boston hiking doesn’t get much better than the short scenic hike around popular Houghton’s Pond. This walk is very picturesque during the fall foliage season. To start this Boston hiking exploration, walk from the bulletin board at the- main parking area and head down to the pond, circle the pond using the paths and roadway. Yellow marks on trees guide the way through this Boston hiking experience. This path is now part of the DCR’s Healthy Heart Trails initiative to promote better health along with other Boston hiking trails.
Parking for Houghton’s Pond Boston hiking: Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, Hillside St, Milton
Directions to Boston hiking at Houghton’s Pond
By car: Take Exit 3 (Houghton’s Pond, Ponkapoag Trail exit) from Rte. 93. Follow the signs to Houghton’s Pond.
By public transportation:
MBTA: The Great Blue Hill and Houghton’s Pond sections are accessible from the Red Line to Ashmont Station. From Ashmont, take the high speed line to Mattapan. The Canton and Blue Hills bus services the Trailside Museum and Great Blue Hill on Route 138. For the Houghton’s Pond area, exit the bus at Blue Hill River Road. Cross the road and walk one mile east on Hillside Street. Please call JBL Bus lines at (781) 843-4505 for schedule and fee information. No Sunday service
A note about Boston hiking:
The Blue Hills offers some of the best Boston hiking in the area. Look for other recommendations about Boston hiking on our hiking near Boston page.