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

Discover what is happening in the Blue Hills

... nature in your backyard

Blue Hills Guide

Want to explore more of the Blue Hills? Download the authoritative guide to the Blue Hills Reservation!

Click here to download the guide. 


Volunteering doesn’t need to be a big time commitment.

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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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Help protect the park from inappropriate development — and help care for the trails and forests for years to come! Donate Now!

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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!


Join 1,000 others and become a member today!


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 Hills15 hours ago
Welcome to autumn! Do you love the Blue Hills this time of year? We do! If you want to help the Friends of the Blue Hills preserve and protect the breathtaking views and miles of trails open to all then get your ticket now to the Friends' Annual Celebration. It's just one way to show kindness to this land we all love. friendsofthebluehills.org/celebrate2023

#kindnesscounts #BlueHillsannualcelebration
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Friends of the Blue Hills2 days ago
We are so grateful to our many sponsors of the Annual Friends Celebration on October 19. One of them is Dempsey Insurance Agency ! And, by the way, you can still buy tickets for the celebration: friendsofthebluehills.org/celebrate2023

#kindnesscountsFOBH #kindnesscountsActLocally
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Friends of the Blue Hills3 days ago
Your hashtag posts are impactful, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Dive deeper with Earth Gives Day. Donate today: earthgives.org/friendsofthebluehills
Your involvement—whether through donating via EarthGives.org, volunteering, or championing the Blue Hills turns words into deeds. Be part of the movement that transforms passion into change. 🌍💫 #EmbraceAction #EarthGives #CreateImpact
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Friends of the Blue Hills4 days ago
We're so excited to partner with Trail Animals Running Club on the Tarcathon Trail Fest! Run, walk, eat, try on cool shoes... sounds like fun! Learn more: https://rb.gy/2fsap
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Friends of the Blue Hills5 days ago
Have you been one of the hundreds of people who have volunteered for the Friends this year? Then join us for a special volunteer appreciation celebration on Tuesday, October 3rd at Widowmaker Brewing in Braintree. Sign up: friendsofthebluehills.org/event/2023volunteer
Interested in learning more about volunteering? Leave a comment or message us! Let's talk!

Friends of the Blue Hills News

Giving Smart: How You Can Optimize Your Giving Strategies for Immediate Impact and Long-Term Legacy

Want to learn to make the biggest impact possible through strategic giving? Do you want to create a lasting legacy? Check out this video, where you’ll learn ways to do both! Many thanks to Martha Payne for lending her expertise and demystifying financial planning....

Important Update from the Friends of the Blue Hills

Milton, MA, September 19, 2023  – The Friends of the Blue Hills, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Blue Hills Reservation, today announced that  Judy Lehrer Jacobs, their esteemed Executive Director, will move on after an...

Your Chance to ‘Adopt-a-Forest’

As you travel the Blue Hills' trails, you pass through over 7,000 acres that serve as vital habitat for a multitude of wildlife.  The habitat that wildlife depend on, however, is degraded by invasive species.  Invasive plants, like mile-a-minute vine, grow quickly and...

Volunteer Highlight: Charlie Crosby – a Passion for Conservation

By Lauren Magee Meet Charlie Crosby, a passionate and dedicated individual who embodies the spirit of conservation and community engagement. As an active volunteer and member of the Friends of the Blue Hills, Charlie has become an integral part of the organization's...

Public Hearing: Quincy – Intersection improvements at Willard Street and Ricciuti Drive

In response to advocacy by Quarry Hills Citizen Advocates, and with the help of Councilor-At-Large Ann Mahoney, the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has organized a public hearing regarding proposed improvements to the Willard St- Ricciuti Drive...

Why is Eliot Tower Closed?

By Michael Morgan It has stood sentry near the top of Great Blue Hill for some 85 years now, offering stunning, 270- degree views of Boston Harbor, the City of Boston and the South Shore. It has endured snow, rain, ice, burning sun, vandalism, fire and the footsteps...

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