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!

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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!


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 Hills News

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...

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...

July is Membership Month !

Every July we celebrate our Members with special members-only events. Not a Friends of the Blue Hills member?  Join today... and then join us at any or all of these terrific Membership Month events!  You'll meet other people like you who love the Blue Hills. Members...

Member Profile: Erik Barrios

Erik Barrios grew up hiking the Blue Hills.  He still loves exploring the park.  That's why he's a member of the Friends of the Blue Hills.  You can join Erik and over 1,400 others to help care for the Reservation by becoming a member!  Q: What do you love about...

Member Highlight: Farley Sullivan

Friends of the Blue Hills Members like Farley Sullivan are key to helping to care for the Blue Hills Reservation.  When you join the Friends of the Blue Hills as a member, you help care for the trails and forests that you love!  Why not join Farley, and over 1,400...

Member Highlight: Gwen Williams

Gwen Williams is a member of the Friends of the Blue Hills. Like all members, Gwen's support is critical to helping to care for the park. This July, we're celebrating our members for all they do to maintain the trails and care for the forest.  Our members are warmly...

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