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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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!


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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

3 Historic sites in the Blue Hills that you didn’t know about

When you hear about the Blue Hills Reservation, perhaps your mind immediately jumps to treks around Houghton’s Pond or the beautiful views from Great Blue Hill or the otter at the Trailside Museum. You might not know about some of the historic sites that are actually...

Volunteers Needed: Gift Wrapping Event with REI

Do you want to help the Friends and get in the holiday spirit?  Join us to wrap gifts at The Rink at 401 Park Saturday, December 18th, 2021 from 11am - 3pm!   The Friends of the Blue Hills is partnering with REI, the official sponsor of The Rink at 401 Park, to offer...

DCR Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan Public Meeting

Department of Conservation and Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan & Fisherman’s Cove Improvements Public Meeting Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm  Teams Meeting link: Click here to join the meeting  At this remotely held...

DCR Announces 2021 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills Reservation

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The yellow areas on the map indicate where archery will take place. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in consultation with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries...


#GivingTuesday When you donate TODAY for #GivingTuesday, 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 maintained and the forests well cared for when people need it...

Poo-lution Solution

Most people have noticed at least a few poop bags littering the Blue Hills' trails. But most people do not know that dog waste - in and out of a bag - is more than just a smelly annoyance.  Dog waste in the park is an environmental pollutant that contaminates our...

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