Trails Program

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In the Fall of 2006, the Friends of the Blue Hills initiated the Trails Maintenance Program to address the work needed on the 125+ miles of trails in the Blue Hills Reservation. For those who want to work under the supervision of a trail leader, we conduct maintenance events once a month from April through December. For those who would prefer to work on a specific section of trail on their own schedule, we offer the Adopt-A-Trail program.

Take the next step to get involved and help preserve the Blue Hills Reservation!

Trails Program Mailing List:

To receive important messages about the trails program, join our mailing list.  We use Yahoo! Groups and our group is called FBHTRAILS. You may join the group with any email address (you do not need a address) by sending a blank email to You will receive a confirmation email in reply – click on the link to confirm your subscription.

2017 Trail Work Event Dates

All dates are Saturdays.  Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We will carpool to the work sites, work until about 12:30 pm and gather back together for a hearty pizza lunch.  More information about Blue Hills trail events.

April 29 (DCR Park Serve Day)

May 13

June 3 (National Trail Days)

July 8

August 5

September 9

October 14

November 4

December 2


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