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!

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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

Act NOW to protect the Blue Hills!

  Write a letter or call your legislators to let them know you expect them to support legislation that will 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...

Recording Blue Hills Weather: What do the Climate Trends Tell Us?

Recording Blue Hills Weather: What do the Climate Trends Tell Us?   The Blue Hill Observatory is the longest continually operating weather observatory in the entire country. This makes it an excellent climate study resource.  Don McCasland, Program Director at...

Remembering Stuart Dearborn Babb

Stuart Dearborn Babb, 55, of Milton, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021. Stuart was an exceptionally kind man with a big heart and a deep love for bad dad jokes and playing pranks on his daughters. He loved all animals (except cats) but his heart belonged to...

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

My two love stories began in the Blue Hills.  seven 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...

Climate Change in the Blue Hills Reservation

Sponsored by the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition How will climate change alter the Blue Hills over your lifetime… and beyond?  How has the park – and the climate - already changed and what can we do to address it? Join us for a bi-weekly speaker series with local...

Where to Cross Country Ski in the Blue Hills

Find Your Way on Cross Country Skis in the Blue Hills By Sue Christensen of Jamaica Plain Friends of the Blue Hills According to FBH members Allen Lapey of Milton and Barbara Meyer’s of Medfield, the Blue Hills offers cross country skiing experiences for everyone,...

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