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. 


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

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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.

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!

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

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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!

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Friends of the Blue Hills News

Find Five Friends!

Do your friends love the Blue Hills?Have you asked them if they’re Friends of the Blue Hills members?Why not join the Find Five Friends Campaign!  Just tell five friends about why you love the Blue Hills... and ask them to join the Friends of the Blue Hills.  You...

Join us for Annual Celebration 2020

Annual Celebration 2020 Thursday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm, on Zoom Join us on October 22 as we celebrate the past year of protecting and preserving the Blue Hills… and raise funds to continue caring for the park! While we will not be able to be together in person...

Congressional Candidate Town Hall on the Environment

What do the candidates of the 8th Congressional District say about the environmental issues you care about? Hear directly from candidates, Dr. Robbie Goldstein and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, and learn how they will address the challenges facing our communities....

Virtual Book Club… next meeting September 29

Blue Hills Book Club Schedule For this month's book, you have the opportunity to discuss The Unlikely Thru-Hiker on September 29th... and then meet the author who is the keynote speaker at our Annual Celebration on October 22nd! Tuesday, September 29, 4:30 pm Book...

Employment Opportunity: Volunteer and Program Manager

Friends of the Blue Hills Volunteer and Program Manager Would you like to build and grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in the area?  The Friends of the Blue Hills seeks a candidate to fill the...

Chickatawbut Road Open to Vehicles

Chickatawbut Road is now open to vehicle traffic.  See below for DCR's press relase. DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road in Milton WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has reopened Chickatawbut Road in the Blue Hills State Reservation in the...

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