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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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

Blue Hills Engagement

James Walsh proposed to Alysha on top of Great Blue.  Spoiler alert... she said yes!

Blue Hills Proposal

Daylight savings March 13, 2016, he proposed while hiking the white dot trail. September 16, 2017 we were married. November 26, 2018 we welcomed our daughter Wren, named in honor of my husband’s love for nature and birds. #bluehillslovestory (Unfortunately, I can’t...

A Life Changing Day

A beautiful fall day in October of 2001, I woke up to what would be a life changing day! My now husband had planned to propose in the Blue Hills, and he designed a day-long scavenger hunt throughout the Blue Hills, that involved poems he wrote as clues for each...

Two love stories – a horse and a man with hearts of gold

My two love stories began in the Blue Hills.  Five years ago, I met Cody, a handsome chestnut with a heart of gold.  The two of us explored Blue Hills trails year-round most weeks until his work was done on January 30, 2019.  Cody literally and figuratively carried me...

How to Prepare for the Winter Fest Night Hike

Join us at the 2019 Winter Fest Night Hike! Tuesday, February 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area: Night Hike begins at 7pm Update: Please call the ski area to confirm the Night Hike.  We may have to cancel, due to inclement weather.  Ski Area...

We’re turning 40… and there will be lots of fun!

Friends of the Blue Hills is turning 40 years old... and you're invited to celebrate 40 years of protecting the Blue Hills with us all year long! To prepare for the year... Download the 40 'must see' Blue Hills destinations.... and be entered into a raffle for great...

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