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.

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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

Birds of Winter

Thanks for joining us! Many thanks to all our friends who joined us for our Birds of Winter presentation on January 20th!  Just in case you wanted to see our beautiful winged friends again... we are sharing the presentation below! Please enjoy and keep learning about...

New Interpretive Sign in the Blue Hills Reservation Honoring the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps

Photo by Ryan Hutton/DCR From left, DCR Visitor Services Supervisor Maggi Brown, DCR Ecologist Ale Echandi, State Senator Walter Timility, DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery, Friends of the Blue Hills Board President Matt Panucci, Friends of the Blue Hills Executive...

Part-time Membership Coordinator

Friends of the Blue Hills Membership Coordinator The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serve as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect it. ...

Climate Legislation: What’s New and What You Can Do

In the last of the winter lecture series 'Your Climate Crisis,' sponsored by the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition, Jacob Stern discusses what policies are on the table for the next two years, how the legislative process works, and what residents can do to advocate...

Enduring Love of the Blue Hills Inspired Romantic Courtship and Support for the Blue Hills

Enduring Love of the Blue Hills Inspired Romantic Courtship and Support for the Blue Hills By Mary Ellen C. Welch The late Rev. Dr. Theodore “Ted” Klein considered the Blue Hills an extremely fine and dear friend. He left this life quite unexpectedly but also left his...

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...

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