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. 

Volunteer!

Volunteering doesn’t need to be a big time commitment.

Get Involved!

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.

Support the Blue Hills

Help protect the park from inappropriate development — and help care for the trails and forests for years to come! Donate Now!

Visit the Blue Hills

... bring your family, your dog or just yourself and enjoy!

Facebook Videos

Blue Hills A-Live, Thursday at noon… on Facebook Live.

Load More

Share your Instagram Photos!

Add your photos by tagging your photo with #LoveBlueHills

Load More

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!

Become a Member
Load More

Friends of the Blue Hills News

Take Action: Protect our Parks from Bad Electric Bike Policy

We’ve recently learned that DCR is on the verge of a regulation change that would allow Class 1 electric bicycles access to all DCR trails currently open to traditional mountain bikes. Please send an email to the below elected officials to make sure that DCR develops...

Wetlands and Vernal Pools of the Blue Hills

Permanent and temporary freshwater wetlands are critically important communities in Southern New England. They are home to some of the most unusual and unique plant and animal species in our area. These wetlands also provide vital ecosystem services upon which we...

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...

Happy Earth Day!

Thanks to everyone who picked up trees... and planted them! We have given away all the trees and shrubs. Many thanks to REI Co-op for its support!    

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...

A Special Thanks to all our Sponsors!