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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Did you know?

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 Hills1 hour ago
Guess which Boston-area park is included on this hotlist for leaf peeping? If you've been to the Hills in autumn, share your photos with us!
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Friends of the Blue Hills18 hours ago
Have you volunteered this year for the Friends? Or would you like to learn more about how you can volunteer to help the park? Then join us for the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Tuesday, October 3rd at @Widowmaker Brewing ! If you want to stretch your legs, join us for a short hike at 5:15 pm... or come any time after 6:30 pm for a light dinner... and taste some awesome brew at the cash bar. Sign up today: friendsofthebluehills.org/event/2023volunteer
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Friends of the Blue Hills2 days ago
Imagine watching the sun set from the top of the Blue Hill Observatory... savoring dinner, desert... and good friends. You could experience this unforgettable evening with five of your closest friends... but only if you enter the Blue Hills Dinner Raffle! Visit: friendsofthebluehills.org/sunset2023

#UnforgettableNight #miltonma #cantonma #raffle
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Friends of the Blue Hills3 days ago
We are thrilled with the generosity of our community, as more sponsors have stepped forward to support our Annual Celebration on October 19. Most recently, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Quincy Auto Auction have added their names to our growing list of sponsors. And yes, there is still time to get your tickets for the annual celebration! Go to friendsofthebluehills.org/celebrate2023 to get all the details.

#kindnesscounts #sponsors #BlueHills #BIDMC #QuincyAutoAuction
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Friends of the Blue Hills4 days ago
Welcome to autumn! Do you love the Blue Hills this time of year? We do! If you want to help the Friends of the Blue Hills preserve and protect the breathtaking views and miles of trails open to all then get your ticket now to the Friends' Annual Celebration. It's just one way to show kindness to this land we all love. friendsofthebluehills.org/celebrate2023

#kindnesscounts #BlueHillsannualcelebration

Friends of the Blue Hills News

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...

Public Hearing: Quincy – Intersection improvements at Willard Street and Ricciuti Drive

In response to advocacy by Quarry Hills Citizen Advocates, and with the help of Councilor-At-Large Ann Mahoney, the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has organized a public hearing regarding proposed improvements to the Willard St- Ricciuti Drive...

Why is Eliot Tower Closed?

By Michael Morgan It has stood sentry near the top of Great Blue Hill for some 85 years now, offering stunning, 270- degree views of Boston Harbor, the City of Boston and the South Shore. It has endured snow, rain, ice, burning sun, vandalism, fire and the footsteps...

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