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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... nature in your backyard

Blue Hills Guide

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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

Friends Members and Supporters Help Create Sound E-bike Policy

Thanks to the advocacy of our members and others, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) clarified their regulations about the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on DCR properties and roadways. In response to your letters and emails, the DCR recently...

Three Eagles Seen Soaring

By Lawrence Meyer September 2022 The last two summers the nesting pair of eagles that have been there since 2015 were not often seen in their familiar perches in the Hutchison Field trees along the river. Did this mean the nest was abandoned? Apparently not. A good...

Employment Opportunity: Manager of Cultivation and Special Events

Manager of Cultivation and Special Events About The Friends of the Blue Hills The Friends of the Blue Hills (Friends) is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the Blue Hills Reservation’s natural beauty, diverse natural...

Three Best Summer Destinations for Your Family

By Brittany Dixon Looking for great outdoor activities you can enjoy with your family?  Look no further than the Blue Hills for the best summer fun in the South Shore! Here are three great spots that are sure to please everyone in your family. Ponkapoag Pond, just...

Stroller-friendly Hikes

The Best Stroller-friendly hikes in the Blue Hills Hiking is a great way to give your kids the benefit of exercise and the outdoors.  But when you have kids of different ages or you’re worried you’ll have to carry them home (or deal with tantrums), you might find it...

Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan & Fisherman’s Cove Improvements

Department of Conservation and Recreation is creating a Master Plan for Ponkapoag Pond, which includes improving the parking at Fisherman's Cove and building a new bog board walk.  The plan also calls for signage at entrances to the park in Randolph. The Department of...

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