ALERT: Skyline and Pipe Line Trails in Shea Rink area open again after waters recede.

ALERT: Eliot Tower reopened as of July 11.

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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Friends of the Blue Hills News

Celebrating Summer in Style at Trillium

On Tuesday, July 25, the Friends of the Blue Hills community came together at Trillium Brewing - Canton to celebrate summer. The expansive patio just outside Trillium's doors was the perfect spot to find some shade, have a seat, and enjoy the company of about 50 other...

Embracing Fire Safety: Enjoying the Blue Hills Reservation Responsibly

A wildfire in the Blue Hills Reservation this spring brought attention to the importance of fire safety while enjoying outdoor adventures. As caretakers of these stunning landscapes, it's essential for visitors to understand and follow fire safety guidelines. It's the...

Social Media Intern Opportunity

The Friends of the Blue Hills is looking for a dependable individual to help us connect with people who love the Blue Hills. If you're looking to expand your skillset in a social media management role with a fun and friendly nonprofit, this internship may be for you....

TRAIL ALERT!! St. Moritz Ponds Area of the Park

Hikers, please take notice that due to unprecedented rainfall (10 inches between March and April 2024), the beloved Skyline Trail at St. Moritz Ponds is currently underwater and impassable. We advise all hikers to not enter the trail system at this location until DCR...

Welcoming Jen Klein as Executive Director of Friends of the Blue Hills

Dear Friends of the Blue Hills members and friends, Now that Winterfest is behind us and spring in the Blue Hills is fast approaching, I am writing to share some exciting news with you all. It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Jen Klein PhD as...

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...

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