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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.

Support the Blue Hills

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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... bring your family, your dog or just yourself and enjoy!

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Did you know?

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 Hills14 hours ago
We love our members and all they do for the park! Join your fellow Blue Hills friends... to celebrate Friends' membership at a relaxed, social gathering Trillium Brewing Company on June 29th! Sign up today: friendsofthebluehills.org/event/membership2023/
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Friends of the Blue Hills2 days ago
Please report any suspicious activity. "On average 98% or more of wildfires in Massachusetts are human-caused every year," said DCR Chief Fire Warden David Celino. "This year 2023 we can say 100% of them are human caused."
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Friends of the Blue Hills3 days ago
A big thank you to @thermofisher volunteers for heping to keep the forests healthy by removing the invasive plant, garlic mustard!
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Friends of the Blue Hills4 days ago
Did you visit this Blue Hills over the long weekend? Let us know in the comments what you did... hike, bike, picnic... something else?
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Friends of the Blue Hills5 days ago
Do you bring your four-legged friends to the Blue Hills? Thanks to Danielle Wetmore for entering this photo in our free photo contest. You can enter your own or vote for your favorite, here: friendsofthebluehills.org/photo-contest-voting

Friends of the Blue Hills News

See Your Impact: Annual Report 2022

A huge thank you to all our members, supports, volunteers and leaders for helping to care for the Blue Hills. Read the 2022 Annual Report today to learn how you have made a positive impact on the park we all love.  

Action Alert: Contact Your State Senator

Please contact your state senator today to let him or her know you value our state parks and want to make sure they are adequately funded. See sample email below. The Senate Ways and Means has just released its version of the state budget.  The budget is $2.7 million...

125-Mile Club Participant (and finisher!): Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas completed the 125-Mile Club hike… and then reflected on his journey.  He says, “I didn't strive to take the most "efficient" route - more so I would think "where do I want to go and what do I want to see today?" And then would see what I haven't done...

125-Mile Club Enthusiastic Participant: Loraine Sumner

Loraine Sumner is one the hundreds of enthusiastic participants in the 125-Mile Club!  To challenge yourself to explore all 125 miles of trails in the Blue Hills, learn more and sign up here. Loraine reveals below what inspires her to hike... and the meaning she found...

Action Alert: Contact Your State Rep to Support Our Parks

Please contact your state legislator today to let them know you value our state parks and want to make sure they are adequately funded.  See sample email below. While more people than ever are visiting state parks like the Blue Hills, funding to support the park...

Explore More this May: Free events to celebrate the 125-Mile Club Challenge

Are you stuck in your routine?  Want to see new sights?  Meet new people?  Then #ExploreMore and sign up for the 125-Mile Club! Whether or not you sign up for the 125-Mile Club, you're welcome to join us for any of the special celebration events this May!  You do need...

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