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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... nature in your backyard

Blue Hills Guide

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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!


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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

At the Foot of the Hills: Water and Watersheds in a Warming World

Climate change is here, and waterways like the Neponset River and the neighborhoods around them are already seeing real impacts. In this talk, sponsored by the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition, Ian Cooke and Kerry Snyder of the Neponset River Watershed Association...

Free Tree Giveaway!

Help beautify your neighborhood.. and help combat climate change! Drop by during the week of Earth Day for a free tree! Following last year's popular giveaway, REI Co-op has partnered with the Friends of the Blue Hills, Wakefield Estate, and other Blue Hills Climate...

Virtual Workshop: Plant a Tree on Earth Day

April 22, 4:00 pm online Join REI, the Friends of the Blue Hills, Wakefield Estate and the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition for a virtual workshop on Earth Day. You will learn how to plant a tree that’s native to your area and discuss the benefits it has on the...

Ponkapoag Pond

The Ponkapoag Trail is a scenic route with beautiful views of the pond.  A great trail if you’re looking for a long, peaceful, and scenic walk.  Be aware of your surroundings as hikers, bicyclers, and horses frequent the trail. The trail that loops around the entirety...

Managing Climate Impacts on Diverse Plant Collections

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is a 25-acre property that lies within the much larger Blue Hills and Neponset River ecosystem. The arboretum’s plant collection includes a very broad range of both native and non-native species. This allows a unique opportunity...

A Forgotten Carnival in the Blue Hills: St Moritz

By Karen Murphy Bowes Hiking through the East side of The Blue Hills, it’s easy to miss. The history is quite rich. St. Moritz pond is man-made, but why? Shea Rink is a staple of the community in Quincy but the selection of this location at the edge of the Blue Hills...

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