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

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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 Hills23 hours ago
Do you want to enjoy the sunshine, listen to live music... and help the Blue Hills' forests? Join us for Green Up the Blue Hills on April 30th. Sign up today: https://friendsofthebluehills.org/greenup2023 At this event for all ages, you will help the forest by removing the invasive plant, garlic mustard. Let us know in the comments if you've seen garlic mustard before... and bonus points if you know why we need to remove it!

Friends of the Blue Hills News

Invasive Plants that Threaten the Blue Hills

Watch arboretum director, Debbie Merriam, to explore the world of invasive plants that live in the Blue Hills and threaten our native plants and animals. You’ll also learn how you can join volunteers and members of the Friends of the Blue Hills to control these...

Blue Hills Champion: Joanna Dahl

Joanna is a monthly donor and Blue Hills Champion because the Blue Hils is such a big part of her family’s life.

Blue Hill Champion: Annemarie Rom-Weisenbach

The Blue Hills has been part of Annemarie's life for decades.  Now she supports it year round as a Blue Hills Champion! Interview by Michael Morgan Needham resident and Blue Hills Champion Annemarie Rom Weisman has a busy life, with a full-time job and workouts with a...

Blue Hills Champions: Cindy Gillan and Matt Hickey

Cindy and Matt have a love affair with the Blue Hills... and become Blue Hills Champions!Interview by Michael Morgan Dedham residents Cindy Gillan and Matt Hickey are long-time supporters and users of the Blue Hills. Matt is a lifetime resident of the area while Rhode...

Blue Hills Champions: Becky Simonds and Bjorn Olsen

Becky and Bjorn became Blue Hills Champions by signing up for monthly giving.  Why?  Because they love the Blue Hills! By Michael Morgan Becky Simonds and Bjorn Olsen are Milton residents and long-time supporters of the Friends of the Blue Hills. They have a special...

Blue Hills Champion: Jean Beebe

Why is Jean Beebe a Blue Hills Champion?  Because she loves the park all year long!By Michael Morgan Jean Beebe is an athlete for all seasons and praises the Blue Hills as the perfect place for year-long recreation.  Jean is a proud Blue Hills Champion, so she can not...

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