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 Hills News

Public Land Preservation Act — Passed!

Congratulations to the Friends of the Blue Hills' members and all our partners!  After more than two decades, we succeeded in passing the Public Lands Preservation Act! A huge thank you to Rep. Ruth Balser and Senator James B. Eldridge for sponsoring this bill through...


#GivingTuesday When you donate TODAY for #GivingTuesday, your gift will be matched, your impact will be doubled and... 100 percent of your gift will go directly to caring for the Blue Hills that you love!  Please give today to help make sure the trails will be...

Public Transportation Study Complete

One hundred years ago the Blue Hills Reservation was created as a haven for city dwellers wanting to escape from the stress of urban life.  At that time people could conveniently hop on trolleys that originated in Mattapan and other Boston neighborhoods to travel to...

Friends’ Members Lend their Voice to Supporting our State Parks

The Friends of the Blue Hills and over 50 other organizations endorsed a letter to support our state parks.  The letter was distributed to all legislators, incumbent and recently elected, as well as the current administration, governor, and commissioners of several...

Learn about the Nature & the Blue Hills — Keynote Speaker

If you missed the speaker at the Blue Hills Bash, you're in luck!  You can watch Claire O'Neill from Earthwise Aware's keynote address now.  

Survey and Save the Forest – Great Blue!

You can help protect the forest that you love on top of Great Blue Hill… just by walking the trails and taking photos of the plants! When you sign up to participate in Survey and Save the Forest, you will survey the most destructive invasive plants on Great Blue as...

A Special Thanks to all our Sponsors!