Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots – 2017

Weekday hikes for parents, grandparents, caregivers …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 11.  (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!

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Upon request, the hikes are stroller friendly.   

Check out the hikes (virtually) via a Patriot Ledge video.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Thank you to AFC Urgent Care in Braintree and Dedham

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 2017

April 11

April 25 

May 9

May 23

June 6 – CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

June 20

July 11 (skipping July 4th)

July 25

August 8

August 22

September 5

September 19

October 3

October 17

October 31

November 14

November 28 – CANCELLED

December 12

*Note-No hike on July 4

Weather permitting: email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org, call 781-828-1805.  For more information: email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

 

5 Responses to “Peek a Blue Hikes for You and Your Tots – 2017”

  1. Ebonie says:

    This is such a great idea for a parent child activity!

  2. Penny says:

    Cant wait to hike with my ten month old and other friends with their littles…..thank you Milton womens club for sponsoring this…Kids NEED the outdoors more than ever in a world laden with technology!!

    • Anne Comber says:

      Hi Penny,
      Thanks so much for your email! We look forward to seeing you at the next Peek-a-Blue Hike on Tuesday!
      Anne Comber
      Associate Director

  3. Judy says:

    How many miles is the hike? I’m wondering if my toddler could do it by herself, walking.

    • Anne Comber says:

      Hi,
      To be honest, I’m not sure how far the path is, but absolutely, your toddler can do it by herself! Nearly all the toddlers walk. Strollers typically take a different (paved) trail. I hope to see you this morning!
      Anne Comber

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