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

Are there Beavers in the Blue Hills?

Are there Beavers in the Blue Hills? By Lawrence Meyer To my knowledge, no beaver has been seen in the Great Blue Hills Reservation, Milton or near Boston in centuries. Still beaver are making a come-back on rivers around, the Charles, the Ipswich, Sudbury-Assabet and...

New England Hiking Speaker

New England Hiking Speaker: Jeff Romano Wednesday, May 15, 7:00pm Milton Public Library, Keys Community Room  476 Canton Ave, Milton Join author Jeff Romano for a presentation showcasing day hiking opportunities throughout New England. Jeff will discuss the region’s...

Skills in the Hills: Basic Map & Compass Navigation Outing

Skills in the Hills: Basic Map & Compass Navigation Outing Sunday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, Milton Ever get lost while hiking?  Then this session is for you!  Bring your Blue Hills trail map (will be available for...

Forest Bathing in the Blue Hills

Forest Bathing Saturday, July 27 in the morning (register for time and place) While your senses are always active when you hike in the Blue Hills, you may experience the Blue Hills a little differently with this program. As a special thank you to our members, Friends...

Special Meeting on By-laws

Special Meeting to Approve Change in Our By-Laws The Friends of the Blue Hills Board of Trustees has proposed a number of changes to the organization’s by-laws.   Click for our proposed by-laws.  Our current by-laws require that members vote to approve the changes. ...

Blue Hills Engagement

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

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