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. 


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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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Help protect the park from inappropriate development — and help care for the trails and forests for years to come! Donate Now!

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... 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

Win a Mouth-Watering Picnic for Six!

Photo Credit: Michael Andrade, SalemPicnic 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...

Keep our Trails Clean

Friends & REI Co-op partner to Keep Our Trails Clean This June, the Friends are partnering with REI Co-op to help keep the Blue Hills trails clean.  Over the past year, a record number of people have visited the Blue Hills Reservation. The park has been an amazing...

Action Alert: Support the Trailside Museum & Blue Hill Observatory

You can help make sure the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Blue Hill Observatory have the funding they need to continue to serve thousands of visitors each year. Take Action Please write, call or email your state senator and urge them to include funding for the...

Matt Panucci… All about the Blue Hills

    We have been featured on MassRealty.com where they interview Matt Panucci, President of Friends of the Blue Hills. MassRealty is a great resource for Massachusetts Homes for sale.

Take Action: Protect our Parks from Bad Electric Bike Policy

We’ve recently learned that DCR is on the verge of a regulation change that would allow Class 1 electric bicycles access to all DCR trails currently open to traditional mountain bikes. Please send an email to the below elected officials to make sure that DCR develops...

Wetlands and Vernal Pools of the Blue Hills

Permanent and temporary freshwater wetlands are critically important communities in Southern New England. They are home to some of the most unusual and unique plant and animal species in our area. These wetlands also provide vital ecosystem services upon which we...

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