Trail Maintenance

Saturday, Oct 15th,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails!  We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the water off the trails.  You could also cut branches that block the paths.  No experience necessary.  Events run about four hours, followed by a hearty lunch.  Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves.  We suggest you bring at least one quart of water.  You may also want to consider bringing sunscreen and bug spray.  Meet us at 9 am at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot on Hillside Street in Milton.  Questions?  Email

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3 Responses to “Trail Maintenance”

  1. Taeyung Chung says:

    How could I join the events of Trail Maintenance on Oct. 15?
    Do I need to carry shovel or other tool?
    If I bring several person to join the events, should I make reservation in advance?
    What kind of lunch do you serve?



    • Taeyung, I’m so glad you’re interesting in joining us! We supply all the tools. If you’re bringing a large group, it would be great to let us know. If it’s just a couple people, you don’t need to register with us. We serve a great pizza lunch after the work. Please wear long pants and sneakers or hiking boots and bring at least a quart of water.

      Look forward to seeing you!

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