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!

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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!


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 Hills News

Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan & Fisherman’s Cove Improvements

Learn about DCR's priorities for Ponkapoag Pond at the June 8th public hearing.  You can submit comments on the plan to DCR until June 22nd.  See details and Zoom link below.    Department of Conservation and Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts Ponkapoag Pond...

Employment Opportunity: Part-time Membership Coordinator

Friends of the Blue Hills Membership Coordinator The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serve as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect it. ...

Donate to the Blue Hills (The Park Will Thank You!)

Your commitment to the Blue Hills can protect the forest and all the woodsy creatures too! Spring is the season of renewal... and it’s a good time to remember that we rely on individual supporters like you to be able to “renew the park” – to keep it healthy and ensure...

Fires in the Blue Hills this Spring

A number of wildfires have burned in the Blue Hills recently, disrupting some visitors' plans and requiring state and local fire resources.  The fires, however, may have delivered some benefits to the Blue Hills fire-dependent ecosystems. In the last month, three...

Sign Up to Hike with Friends!

Meet friends and hike in the Blue Hills!  No matter the hike you choose, you'll meet people like you who love the Blue Hills and want to explore it!  If you'd like to challenge yourself to explore ALL trails in the park, sign up for the 125-Mile Club!   If there isn't...

Donating Stock May Offer You Tax Benefits… and Help the Blue Hills

When you donate stock to the Friends of the Blue Hills, you give an amazing gift to the Blue Hills Reservation… and you may receive tax benefits as well. Your donation of stock will care for the Blue Hills’ wildlife by keeping habitat healthy… and make sure visitors...

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