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

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... nature in your backyard

Blue Hills 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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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

Climate Danger in the Fore River Basin

Alice Arena discusses the connections between local efforts to reduce the development of fossil fuel infrastructure, public health… and damage to our climate and natural open spaces like the Blue Hills.  Alice Arena is the founder and president of the Fore River...

New Interpretive Sign in the Blue Hills Reservation Honors the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corp

The Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Friends of the Blue Hills are honoring the history and contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Blue Hills Reservation with a new interpretive sign mounted at the site of the former Civilian...

Video: Climate Justice and Covid-19 with Rebecca Herst

Climate Justice and Covid-19: What Can We Learn From These Intersecting Crises? Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, discusses how climate change and Covid-19 are disproportionately impacting...

Honoring Our Community Partners

This year's Community Partner Honorees included two Department of Conservation and Recreation veterans who have devoted their careers to our parks... and have been tremendous advocates for the Blue Hills.  

Derick Lugo: 2020 Annual Celebration Keynote Speaker

We were thrilled that Derick Lugo, author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, could join us for this year's Annual Celebration. Derick Lugo had never hiked or camped a day in his life. This Brooklyn-born, New York City urbanite hopped a train to Georgia, grabbed a taxi at the...

Keep it Local, Keep it Clean

Keep it Local and #OptOutside this fall.Hike the Abigail Adams TrailEnjoy the Abigail Adams Trail, a 2-mile round-trip, moderately steep hike with striking views of Boston and the Blue Hills. A sign along the way celebrates the accomplishments of the...

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