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!

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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

Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival

Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 1pm You are invited to a free family fishing festival! Take lessons in casting, knot-tying and fish identification, then cast a line into Houghton’s Pond. Instructional clinics throughout the day. Fish crafts...

Your Chance to Win an Exclusive Dinner in the Blue Hills!

Here’s Your Chance to Win an Exclusive Dinner in the Blue Hills! Purchase your raffle tickets today and you could win an amazing dinner for six at the top of Blue Hills Observatory. The winner will enjoy an elegant meal with incredible 360-degree views of the Boston...

Join Us at Our Special 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Special 40th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday, October 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm -  Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street, Canton Help us mark this special 40th Anniversary by joining us at our Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 3. We will celebrate the Blue Hills, our...

Trail Maintenance at Farnham Connolly: Green Up the Blue Hills!

Trail Maintenance at Farnham Connolly Green Up the Blue Hills! June 22, 9:00 am - 11:30 am 657-697 Neponset St, Canton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to maintain a part of the park you may not associate with the Blue Hills... Farnham-Connolly Park in Canton!  This...

Employment Opportunity: Social Media Coordinator

Friends of the Blue Hills Social Media Coordinator The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serve as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect...

Are there Beavers in the Blue Hills?

Are there Beavers in the Blue Hills? By Lawrence Meyer To my knowledge, no beaver has been seen in the Great Blue Hills Reservation, Milton or near Boston in centuries. Still beaver are making a come-back on rivers around, the Charles, the Ipswich, Sudbury-Assabet and...

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