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

Lost and Found in the Blue Hills

Did you lose something in the Blue Hills?  Did you find something?  Leave a comment with the item(s) and we'll try and get the word out for you!   Photo credit: Jim Ciardelli (Quincy)

A win for the Blue Hills forests!

The world has drastically changed… but one thing remains constant: Friends of Blue Hills’ members and supporters are still protecting the amazing treasure that is the Blue Hills. Just recently, our members and supporters stopped an imminent threat to Blue Hills’...

Walden Warming: an online lecture by Richard Primack

Walden Warming: an online lecture by Richard Primack May 18, 7 - 9 pm on Zoom (Registration info below) Most people know Henry David Thoreau as a writer and botanist, but he was also a climate-change scientist! And, more importantly, what would Thoreau tell us to do...

Virtual Book Club… you’re invited!

Blue Hills Book Club Next virtual discussion: Thursday, June 11th, noon Sign-up to get the Zoom link below! You are invited to a virtual book club!  We are reading, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel.   You...


#GivingTuesdayNow #GivingTuesdayNow is a day for people around the world to join together to strengthen our communities at the grassroots level… Please support the Blue Hills because it has been a haven for so many people, particularly in these troubled times.  When...

Protect the Blue Hills Because It’s What We Need

We Need the Blue Hills... and the Blue Hills Needs You to Protect it The Blue Hills is always threatened by projects that would destroy the Blue Hills' forests.  We successfully defeated a recent threat in the southern part of the Blue Hills. Your support today will...

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