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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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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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

How the Forest Tells a Story

Forests are familiar characters in many well-known fairytales and bedtime stories, such as Little Red Hood, The Jungle Book, Bridge to Terabithia and so many more. But how does a forest tell its own story? On Tuesday, January 23, Julia Minot, Volunteer Coordinator...

DCR Blue Hills Deer Management 2023 Program

The following is information from the: Department of Conservation and Recreation on the Blue Hills State Reservation White-Tailed Deer Management Program 2023 The 2023 permitted archery deer hunt will take place over the course of 11 days on Mondays through Thursdays...

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...

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