Welcome to the Friends of the Blue Hills. We are a 1,000+ member non-profit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the Blue Hills Reservation’s natural beauty, diverse natural habitats and many recreational opportunities. Come and explore the Blue Hills

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Recommended Trails

Want to hike the Blue Hills, but don’t know where to begin? Visit our recommended trails page for the best hiking near Boston.

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The Blue Hills needs friends like you. By becoming a member you will help protect the park from development (like past proposals for a hotel and private parking lot!), help maintain the trails and keep the forests healthy!


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Your membership will: Protect 7,000 acres Maintain 125 miles of trails Give 100,000 visitors the gift of the Blue Hills!

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Friends of the Blue Hills News

Three Tips for Winter Hiking

By Rick Cushing Rick Cushing is one of the early finishers of the 125-Mile Club, the challenge to explore all 125 miles in the Blue Hills. Rick has hiked in all sorts of weather and has a few suggestions for you if you're thinking of hiking this winter. A few things...

Job Opening: Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement

The Friends of the Blue Hills is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the Blue Hills Reservation’s natural beauty, diverse natural habitats, and many recreational opportunities. You are the perfect candidate if you are...

Friends’ Members Work to Improve Dangerous Crossing of Route 28 for Skyline Trail Hikers

Have you ever climbed Buck Hill to enjoy the exhilarating 360-degree view, only to descend the Skyline Trail and experience fear and frustration trying to cross the stream of cars racing along Route 28? As Randolph Town Councilor Jesse Gordon says, “crossing Route 28...

Poo-lution Solution Virtual Training

Want to learn about how to help track bio-pollution (dog waste) in the park and be part of an effort to keep our park clean?  Watch the training video and then find all the link you need on our Poo-lution Solution page!  

The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop Many thanks to Earthwise Aware for permission to reprint this article. It’s just one dog! Is dog poop really that bad? How about not using a bag and leaving the dog poop to decompose? We hear these sorts of comments all the time. The answer? What...

In Person Training: Poo-lution Solution

Poo-lution Solution - In Person Training January 20th at 10:30 am Houghton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, Milton Register below. Most people leash their dog and take out their waste, but when dog waste is left on the trail, it becomes an environmental...

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