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

DCR Announces 2019 Deer Management Plan

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  If you have questions, email the DCR at mass.parks@mass.gov.  See below for maps of hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in consultation with the...

Fall Foliage & Sunset Hike

What could be more spectacular than fall foliage?  Viewing this foliage from the top of Great Blue as the sun sets! Enjoy the season’s finest colors from the summit of the region’s highest hill. On Saturday, October 26, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue...

Young Eagles Soaring  near Blue Hills

Young Eagles Soaring  near Blue Hills By Lawrence Meyer Photo by Eugene Stancato Baby eagles born near the Blue Hills?  You may see them if you look carefully.  Friends' member, Larry Meyer, has his eye on them. Since about October 2015 two mature eagles, presumably...

Boots ‘n’ Brews

On Saturday, August 24th the Friends of the Blue Hills are hosting a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! We are will be gathering together a group of like-minded young adults who would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and then sample...

Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap!

Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap! Wednesday, August 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Do you want to help out with an important project to track the Asian tiger mosquito?  You can help a regional effort to better understand how this invasive insect is...

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...

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