Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots – 2016


Weekday hikes for parents and children
Every other Tuesday, 11:00 am
Meet: 840 Hillside St, Milton

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 – 12:00 pm beginning April 12.  (For a full list of dates, see below.) The hikes are made possible by a 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.  Mothers Groups and play groups are most welcome to join us!

Upon request, the hikes are stroller friendly.   

Thanks to our sponsors:

Thanks to LLBean at Legacy Place for supporting Peek a Blue hikes!  LLBean provides a volunteer hike leader to co-lead hikes to offer more options for all our young participants.

And many thanks to Milton Junior Woman’s Club for sponsoring Peek a Blue hikes again this year!  The grants Milton Junior Woman’s Club distributes 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.

Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  Hike dates for 2016

April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24
June 7
June 21
July 19
August 2
August 16
Aug 30
Sept 13
Sept 27
October 11
Oct 25
Nov 8
December 6 Please note – there will be no December Peek a Blue Hike. 

See you in the spring!

*Note-No hike on July 5, November 22 or December 6


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

Photo credit: Eliza Wagner Srestha (Quincy)

One Response to “Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots – 2016”

  1. Karen,

    It’s great that you’re thinking about how to connect your clients with our parks!

    Houghton’s Pond, is unfortunately very difficult to get to via public transportation. I have written out the directions that are given for public transportation to Houghton’s Pond below, but honestly, it would be quite an expedition to bring a small child from Somerville that way. They would have to wake up very early!

    But just in case… here’s the route they would take:

    Take the Red Line (Ashmont Line) to Ashmont Station. Connect with Mattapan High Speed Line to Mattapan Square. Take the Mattapan to Canton Center bus route #716. (JBL Busline 781-843-4505).

    Then stay on the bus past the Trailside Museum. Exit the bus at Blue Hill River Road in front of the Dunkin Donuts. Cross at the light and walk 1 mile to the left (east) on Blue Hill River Road to Houghton’s pond.

    Bus runs Monday – Friday every hour. Call MBTA for details.

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