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Indian Line Farm: Saved… again!

Indian Line Farm Protected! Because Indian Line Farm is not easily accessible and has no close parking, the site is often seen as perfect for development.  For example, in 2008 there was a proposal to build an office complex on this part of the park.  This year, the...

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How Can Nature Help Your Kids?

When you take your kids to the Blue Hills, you are giving them more than just some fresh air and a beautiful view! According to Blue Hills A-Live guest, Kelly Majmudar, bringing young children into nature offers many benefits beyond the sights and sounds. Kelly writes...

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What’s so special about Ponkaopag bog?

If you've ever been to the Ponkapoag boardwalk, you know that it's different from every other place in the Blue Hills... and pretty unique in eastern Massachusetts too!  You'll learn about one of the key reasons why Ponkapoag is so special in this week's Blue Hills...

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Tips for Bringing Young Children on a Hike

Will you be taking your kids into the Blue Hills? Perhaps you and your family will join us at our free event---Winter Fest, Tuesday February 27th at the Blue Hills Ski Area from 5pm-8pm. There will be live music, a chili cook off, crafts and activities for the kids,...

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Orieoles Nests at Turner’s Pond (near the Blue Hills)

By. Larry Meyer Baltimore Orioles come to New England like a circus comes to a town. They are brightly costumed, loud, well-traveled, energetic, entertaining, conspicuous, and here only to put on a show. Not being a resident, like a circus, they quit New England when...

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Invasion of the Gypsy Moths!

The winter is a great time to take steps to control caterpillars that cover your lawn and eat the trees in your yard - and in the Blue Hills.  See the video - and come to the event this Saturday at the Wakefield Estate to help control caterpillars in the Blue Hills!...

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Get Your Kids Outside!

Your kids will get more than just fresh air when they visit the Blue Hills!  On this week's Blue Hills A-Live, learn about the benefits of taking your kids to the Blue Hills (and to any natural area)! https://youtu.be/QBWuzKdmxQ8  

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Join us for the Winter Fest!

Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest! Tuesday, February 27 From 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area 4001 Washington St, Canton 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 (which starts...

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Tips for Winter Hiking

This Week on Blue Hills A-Live, your weekly guide to the Blue Hills, Steve Olanoff gives tips for keeping warm when you're hiking in this chilly weather...  You'll also hear a little-known tidbit about Hancock Hill.  (Do you know who use to own it?)...

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What You’ll Learn on the Weekly Blue Hills A-Live

Join us each week for Blue Hills A-Live, your weekly Facebook Live Guide to the Blue Hills!  Find us each week on Facebook, Thursdays at noon.  You can ask questions, add your comments... and enjoy the Blue Hills community! Don't miss Blue Hills A-Live... sign up for...

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Thank You!

A big thank you to YOU and the nearly 300 people who donated to the Blue Hills Forever Fund and helped  raise $$22,655!  Thank you for supporting the Blue Hills! https://youtu.be/urQvzD8l2gM

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Blue Hills Reservation 27th Annual First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes Blue Hills Wildlife: noon – 1 pm Hot cocoa & snacks for sale Three DCR Ranger-led Hikes at 1 pm Houghton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA Join the “Granddaddy of First Day Hikes” and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From...

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Job Posting: Part-time Social Media Assistant

Friends of the Blue Hills Social Media Assistant The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serves as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect...

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Action Alert: Protect Parkland

As we know from our experiences with losing land in the Blue Hills, it is far too easy to lose parkland to private interests. The Public Lands Preservation Act would help protect the Blue Hills and all public open space from the caprices of legislators and...

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Sound Map of the Blue Hills

Last fall, dozens of Friends' volunteers recorded noise levels in the Blue Hills.  Volunteers emailed the noise data to Boston University researchers who created a noise map of a portion of the Blue Hills.  (See below.) The Boston University research team was led by...

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