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

The Friends Partners with Local Groups to Advocate for Public Transportation Study

One hundred years ago the Blue Hills Reservation was created as a haven for city dwellers wanting to escape from the stress of urban life.  At that time people could conveniently hop on trolleys that originated in Mattapan and other Boston neighborhoods to travel to...

Win a Mouth-Watering Picnic for Six!

Photo Credit: Brian MacCleanPicnic for Six Raffle 2021When you enter our Picnic for Six Raffle, you have a chance to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a mouth-watering gourmet picnic provided by Cooking In With Stephanie, the multiple award-winning Milton caterer...

The Friends in the News!

Click here to read a great article in the Milton Times about the Friends' president, Matt Panucci... and the Blue Hills!   

Boots ‘n Brews

Sunday, September 5, 9:45 am – 1:00 pm Sign up for the event If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! The hike will be about a two- to three-hour, moderately paced trek covering about...

Job Opening: Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement

Would you like to build an active constituency who will advocate for the Blue Hills?  Do you want to grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in eastern Massachusetts?  The Friends of the Blue Hills...

You Can Protect the Blue Hills!

  Write or call your state senator to protect public lands.  Act today to Protect the Blue Hills As you may know, our public land, including the Blue Hills, is vulnerable to ‘land exchanges.’  With a two-thirds vote of each branch of the legislature, our...

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