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Seasons of the Blue Hills: Photo Contest Voting

This year’s photo contest is closed…  but you can still see all the photos that were submitted to the contest below.  Please enjoy!

Thanks to all the photographers who submitted photos and helped us see how amazing the Blue Hills Reservation is… and why we all need to work to care for it!

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Ponkapoag Pond during a winter storm. Surprised to see I was not the only avid hiker out that day.

75 Votes

“The eyes are the mirror to the soul”…Blue Hills Trailside Museum

68 Votes

Wasp seems to be enjoying a quick snack of some nectar late in the summer, on the Skyline Trail toward Rattlesnake Hill.

45 Votes

The yearling red fox at Blue Hills Trailside Museum (February 2018)

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On the dike along Ponky just past the dam heading back to the barn

34 Votes

Frozen crimson crabapple berries thaw under the rising temperatures. As spring approaches, hope glistens. Behind the Blue Hills Trailside Museum Milton, Massachusetts

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This picture was taken at Ponkapoag Pond near the trails accessed off of Randolph Ave in Canton. After a ride on the trails, this magnificent horse Shiloh, from Canton Equestrian Center, cooled down in the water. It was a beautiful

20 Votes

I am a novice hiker and parked near the headquarters building. The trail I walked was a combination of yellow triangles and green dots. I don’t know the name of it/them!

18 Votes

Early Morning sighting of a Copperhead with a breakfast mouse. Encountered this bronze beauty.

16 Votes

This was taken at Houghtons Pond

15 Votes

Along the Boardwalk in the Ponkapoag Pond area

15 Votes

Sunset from AMC Cabin at Ponkapoag Pond

14 Votes

Grasshopper on a daisy at the reservoir on Chickatawbut Road

14 Votes

Fall path on Buck Hill

10 Votes

Ruby-throated female hummingbird at the feeding station – Blue Hills Trailside Museum grounds

9 Votes

Along Chestnut Run Path

8 Votes

From the beach – a lovely view of the sky.

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Right outside trailside Museum

6 Votes

The snow melt streaming down the trail froze in beautiful thin, terraced slabs. Taken 2/3/18 on the way up the Great Blue Hill on the Skyline Trail from Rt. 138.

4 Votes

March 8, after a 14″ snowfall. Yellow Triangle trail near Wildcat Notch. Complete disorientation. Could not find a trail to walk on, everything was a bushwhack, blazes on the trees were obliterated.

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“Just as the caterpillar thought her life was over, She began to fly.”

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Why is he eating his tail like that?

3 Votes

Houghton’s Pond early morning the day after a big snow storm, I took my one year on her sled around the pond. It was serene and magical.

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Early morning hike form South to North Skyline

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Sunset – Skyline trail near Blue Hill Observatory

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I’ve seen this great blue heron at this spot a lot. It caught this fish in the bigger of the St. Moritz Ponds.

2 Votes

these 2 were off a portion of headquarters path near chickatawbut

2 Votes

Photo taken in October 2017 at sunset looking west from the top of the Great Blue Hill

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A swamp sparrow in the early morning light at Fowl Meadow.

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A young spotted turtle just off the trail at Fowl Meadow.

2 Votes

This photo was taken on the forest floor under a canopy of pines.

2 Votes

A deer near Moritz Pond in October.

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His first time “mountain climbing” on Great Blue Hill!

1 Votes

Along the boardwalk in Ponkapoag

1 Votes

March 10, 2018. Up the red dot trail. 545am.

1 Votes

This Deer was deep in thought as I also quietly strolled along the paths by the Hillside Pond.

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Hiking with the kids is fun but often our eyes are so focused on them we forget to look around or in this case… look up – this was taken near the chickatawbut overlook.

1 Votes

Walking in a Winter Wonderland off Chickatawbut.

1 Votes

A snowy walk takes a romantic turn on the way up Big Blue via Summit Road.

1 Votes

This scene at Brookwood Farm entices those passing by to stop and take a photo. If you time it just right, the maple syrup buckets are hanging from the taps.

1 Votes

Photo taken in the fall of 2017 at Fowl Meadow looking to the Blue Hills..

1 Votes

So nice here. Just early spring coming up in a few weeks!

1 Votes

This was taken at the maple sugar festival at brookwood farm! Our big guy loved the tractor

1 Votes

I took this photo of a red-tailed hawk near the Blue Hills Reservoir.

1 Votes

enter at top of forest st on chickatawbut…headquarters path for a field of lady slippers (7) 🙂

1 Votes

Heading up the trail towards the store tower. Starting near the hotel.

1 Votes

Hiking the side of Blue Hills rock path.

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Two retired raceshorses, Chief Pawhuska & Tom Kitten, cooling off at Houghton’s Pond with their
owners; Sam McCracken & Lizzie Anstey.

1 Votes

A brisk Fall day at Ponkapoag Pond

1 Votes

Summer sunset descending Great Blue Hill

1 Votes

A large snapping turtle moves toward the water in Fowl Meadow.

1 Votes

A white-tailed deer grazes on Nahanton Hill.

1 Votes

Careful…Snake crossing! (Buck Hill)

1 Votes

On Saw cut notch path

1 Votes

taken on a trail to the skyline

1 Votes

A fan of the blue hills in any season

1 Votes
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Looking towards Boston, obscured by a snow squall.

0 Votes

Winter hike on the way to buck hill

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This was taken near Hougtons Pond

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Walking the trails off West Street in Braintree

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Along the boardwalk at Ponkapoag bog

0 Votes

July 4th Fireworks from the summit of Blue Hills sitting under the chair lift

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Blue Hills Observatory

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Homes waiting for Spring visitors to arrive

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Winter in Blue Hills, play misty for me!

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Daddy teaches our little guy casting with a practice fish 🐠 at Houghtons Pond

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We love getting the kids outdoors as often as possible, teaching hiking and exploring at a young age to encourage curiousity and kindness to nature. This is by Tucker Hill Path.

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A mysterious stick sculpture spied trailside in the Chickatawbut area.

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Walking on a random trail near Rattlesnake Hill.

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snowshoeing on Burma Rd. Fowl Meadow.

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Tree down on Ponkapog Trail by Fisherman’s Beach 03/04/2018

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A mated pair of spotted sandpipers at the Blue Hills Reservoir.

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This woodpecker was drumming for a mate last spring. I got the shot in the area off West St. in Braintree.

0 Votes

In the castle looking all over Boston

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Buck Hill hike on Thanksgiving with my sister!

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Looking down from the top of the ski slopes

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On the Skyline trail near Chikatawbut Hill

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Near Chikatawbut Overlook, following the Skyline

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On one of the hills following the Skyline

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Colorful trees reflected in the calm water of Houghton’s Pond, Milton.(2014)

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Garter snake found going into the river along a path bathed in sunlight

0 Votes

Eliot Tower and Weather Observatory from the sky.

0 Votes

Nice summer hike and found a nice rock for a break.

0 Votes

Caroline & Jack’s first time fishing at the 27th Annual Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival.

0 Votes

This was taken the day after Christmas, two years ago! Dec. 26, 2016

0 Votes

I am a fan of the Blue Hills and enjoy many hikes there in all seasons

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A fan of the blue hills in any season

0 Votes

Captured Summer of 2018 with a DJI Spark.
Ponkapoag Pond

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Captured Spring, 2018.
Great Blue Hill
Canton, MA

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Chase takes a trip to Houghton Pond.
Captured Fall 2017.

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Ray of light falling beside mushroom. Found on Blue trail 8/26/2018

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Photo of red capped mushroom fallen over on bed of moss. Taken on green dot trail 8/26/2018

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Dragonfly perched on a reed at the edge of Hillside Pond

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Wolcott Trail near marker 1115

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Fiddlehead fern near marker 1135

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The woods in black and white.

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A well earned rest at the top of Great Blue

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A shot by the flagpole atop great blue, with the weather tower in the background

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Taken from the dock of Ponkapoag Camp.

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I took this from my kayak near the bog on Ponkapoag Pond.

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The March snowstorm made many trails difficult to pass, so taking a break was enjoyed!

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Evergreen covered in snow after March snowstorm. Chickatabut section

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Out snowshoeing in the Chickatabut area after the big March storm and was pleased to see the animals were out also!

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Houghton’s Pond.

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This photograph was taken on Forest Path off of Chickatawbut Road.

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This photograph was taken on Forest Path off of Chickatawbut Road.

0 Votes

Hillside Street Trail at Houghton’s Pond

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Hillside Street Trail at Houghton’s Pond

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Hillside Street

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