Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots – 2015


Weekday hikes for parents and children

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to enjoy the outdoors with your children during our bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes series.  These hikes will occur every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.  (For a full list of dates, see below.) The hikes are made possible by a startup grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club. The hikes will be offered every other Tuesday (weather permitting) from 11 a.m.-noon and will start at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot.  Healthy snacks, juice and water will be provided thanks to the grant from the MJWC, and everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Houghton’s Pond after the hike concludes.

The hikes will be stroller friendly (if you need a stroller).   

Thanks to our sponsor: The Friends of the Blue Hills is one of 15 non-profit organizations to receive a grant from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club in 2015.  The grants are the result of fundraising efforts during the year and reflect the funding philosophy of the MJWC to provide financial support to programs and organizations that strengthen the community and enhance the lives of Milton residents.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us!

Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  Hike dates for 2015

April 14
April 28
May 12
May 26
June 9
June 23
July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18
September 1
September 29
October 13
October 27
November 10
December 1 CANCELLED
December 15

Weather permitting: email, call 781-828-1805 or check our Facebook page and Twitter account (@FriendBlueHills) if inclement weather).  For more information: email

18 Responses to “Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots – 2015”

  1. Kimberly Smyth says:

    I wanted to know do you need to reserve a spot or just show up? Thanks very much

  2. Heather says:

    Is this appropriate for preschoolers also?

  3. Jordan says:

    What if you have a toddler and a 6 month old on a front carrier is it appropriate or too much of a challenge?

    • Jordan – You and your children are welcome to come! You’ll probably want to take the slower walk with the toddlers. People today found it helpful to bring some snacks and drinks for both their toddlers and babies. Next hike is May 20th. Hope to see you there!

  4. Nilufer says:


    Looking forward to hike today with you. Thanks for organizing :)

    Nilufer, Ilayda and Koray :)

  5. Elizabeth Allen says:

    I have twin boys who are almost 14 months. Is the hike double stroller friendly?

  6. Jasmine Lainez says:

    I also would be interested in a stroller-friendly hike. I have three little ones and a stroller is a must, at least for my sanity!

  7. Suzi says:

    Would this program be okay for a kindergartner?

  8. Amie says:

    How about a 7 year old..too old?

  9. Karen says:

    How long will the hike be on Sept 29? Will it be stroller-friendly?

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